CCM Youth Connected Reflection - Adrienne
When my parents first signed me up for Youth Connected, I didn’t know what to expect. However, after a week, the camp had exceeded my expectations. At Youth Connected, we participated in many activities that ranged from being able to listen to guest speakers to participating in challenges and games. We also got a chance to learn about seniors and volunteer at a senior home, helping me to understand the misconceptions we have with seniors and the challenges they face that we may not know. Throughout the week, I was able to gain lots of experience and skills, and also have lots of fun at the same time.
Though the week was full of fun and activities, there were some challenges I faced. Personally, I found a bit of difficulty in communicating with others, as I am quite shy and quiet. At the beginning of the week, I didn’t speak much, yet I was still given many chances to share my own ideas. By the end of the week, I was a lot more comfortable to speak up and talk to others. Also, because of our differences, my group members sometimes had arguments, which was also a challenge. But because of the many activities we did together as a group, we were able to learn more about each other, and eventually we worked it out. That experience taught me how to deal with disagreements and compromise with others.
In conclusion, I learned a lot from Youth Connected. The challenges I had to face the past week taught me important life-lessons, such as leadership skills and how important teamwork is, while I also gained new knowledge from the volunteer work at the senior home. From the many activities, to the memorable experiences, I definitely enjoyed every moment of it.
—— Sharing by: Adrienne