Part 1 Questions:
How did you make a meaningful contribution to your workplace?
How did your project go from an idea or inspiration to a final product?
Overall have my contribution to the Oceanside Public Library been useful? I'd have to say yes, although the tedious work of cutting out 304 kelp, counting stacks of 25 flyers 50 times, or folding 300 brochures seems like the busy work it is, it's really taking a load off of someone day. I don't feel like the small projects I do on the day to day basis really matters but taking on thinks the like afternoon community snack everyday do seem to matter. My original project idea started off a couple months ago when I was with my sister, driving to McDonald's. She works at Casa De Amparo, a foster youth home, and she had simply said "I wish there was a club for teens, so every time they went out they didn't have to be in danger." Later, when brainstorming ideas for my internship project I brought it up to my mentor Lisa and her co-worker Amy. I suggested a dance for foster youth and now i'm in the process of planning it. I'm not sure if it'll actually get approved yet but I mean I'm go ahead and plan for it.
Part 2 Questions:
What new questions has your internship inspired you to ask about our world? What has it made you wonder about? What are you moved to go out and do or learn about on your own time?
How did your view of life beyond high school change or develop during your time as an intern?
How might internship influence the direction of your life?
During internship I've asked many questions about life: What's the difference between seaweed and kelp? Why do we get dizzy when we spin? What's the difference between Veterans day and Memorial day?
Siri has helped a lot with these questions.
My view of life beyond high school has not really changed, but my presidential speech has, I think instead of selling the great America, I'll focus on the opportunities of a great America. I know that all the drug addicts aren't going to want to quit. I know that all the kids won't want to go to school or learn. I know that walking down the street not everyone is going to be nice to you. But I think making sure everyone knows about the safe public spaces, making sure there's places for people that want to learn to go to, and having faith in the system of authority to speak up. Those are the things I want to focus on. The Oceanside pubic library has showed me the strength in community and all the different programs the community could use.