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… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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…

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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..

-Jordan

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