I have had the opportunity to work a lot with one particular high school close to my home. The staff and the teachers have been amazing. I have been given the opportunity to do three long term jobs at the school lasting for 6 weeks each. This really helps to build report with the students and staff when you are more consistent. I am trained in the student system so I can do attendance and grades online and that alone gives you a better standing with the students. . . I have access to their grades in long term jobs! That helps them listen better, lol.
This last longterm job was in the FCCLA department teaching sewing. I am so thankful my grandmother taught me to sew when I was in the third grade! It was one of the best jobs ever. I was able to teach and sew for myself during my prep time. The students were scheduled to make drawstring bags for Apparel One. I was heading to South Africa at the end of this job and these bags were perfect to take to the village we were going to be visiting.
This is a link to the districts story about the students who helped with the projects.
JSD Students Help Children in Africa with Homemade Gifts From the Heart
The following are pictures I took of the children in the Zambian Village who benefited from the generosity of these high school students.
|The village guide was given the bags and dresses to hand out. This helps to get them to those in the most need and helped keep us from getting mobbed!|
|I LOVE her smile!|
|"I have a question?"|