While this post is a little late (considering my Super Adventure Saturday was 4 days ago) I feel like it’s still necessary to post..and I can’t break my four post spree, right?
So, some of you may know that I am a Leadership Development Intern at Capital University and.. I’m the only one. It’s a lot of responsibility, but I love to do it.
One of my goals this year was to revive a program called L.E.A.D. and make it as prestigious as it was several years ago. The jist of it is this: It’s a (free) emerging leader program designed to help students of all grade levels meet new people, professors, find their leadership style and volunteer in the community. It’s an 8 week program and we meet every Monday night at 7:30pm for an hour. Each week is a new session designed to get these leaders’ blood pumping .. (and I think it’s working).
At the beginning of this fall semester I had only 3 people sign up for the program. Bummed, I started to think I couldn’t make it happen this year, and that people weren’t interested. A couple days later, thanks to my perseverance and the help of my boss, we had over 30 more people apply.
Now, you can imagine my face. It went a little something like… 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
At first, I was afraid I couldn’t live up to hype I had set and that I wouldn’t impress the applicants. But, now that we are in our fifth week, I feel confident that these students enjoy it and that they’re learning something from what I put together.
One of the biggest events I planned for L.E.A.D. was their retreat (which was this SAS!). I packed the schedule full of volunteering and a fun ropes climbing activity. In short, I wanted to help the community and give them the chance to have some fun..which, I think most of them did.
We volunteered through HandsOn Central Ohio for Make A Difference Day where we helped the neighborhood of Weinland in Columbus by cleaning up and planting. Here is a few pictures to sum up my SASsy day…
Hopefully you could differentiate between the volunteering and the ropes course (I mean, they are two seperate things.. right?)
All in all, it was a crazy 9 hour day full of.. well, craziness. The cool thing is, I was relieved and happy because the people who came had a really great time. I felt very appreciated and I felt like this little group who started from 3 applicants grew to be a family.
With a little perseverance, strength and humor, you can do almost anything.
Hope your SAS was just as super adventurous and lovely..