Friday, July 16, 2010

This week at the Boys and Girls Club, the girls and I talked about goals. I was able to share with them my goals and how I came about fulfilling them. Each girl was to create a project about their goals and what they wanted to be when they grow up. My favorite drawing was a little girl who wants to be a ‘polsewoman’ (policewoman) when she grows up. This really touched my heart because someday when I ‘grow up’ this may be an avenue that I want to pursue. Her drawing was incredible and I really wish I would have had my camera that day, so I could share it will all of you. My hope is that each one of the girls will post their projects on their walls to remind themselves daily of the direction they want their lives to go.


Mustafa Abdur-Rahim said...

GO YMCA!!! I can relate to the YMCA experience b/c I work there too!!! The difference is, I have a little less freedom with them b/c they are 3-5 year olds. Cant wait for them to actually get good at reading and writing. Goals are so key though, and getting them to realize that is the challenge. I am inspired, so i know those kids must be too!

Kate Whitcomb said...

Emily, I love this photo! As adults, we are so fortunate to work with kids, as they remind us to dream big, that anything is possible!

Dreams do not have to end when you open your eyes - they should begin!

Keep up the great work! `kate