Last Day at Impact DC
Posted on 07/24/2013 @ 10:35 PM
Well, we made it- The last day of Impact DC 2013. Throughout this program, we have learned valuable lessons and got a glimpse at the very real poverty situation that is currently gripping our nation. I truly believe that every one of us has made strides here in DC and friendships that will last a lifetime.
At our final day at Bright Beginnings, the cool weather allowed us to take our classes to the library and the awesome playground outside the school. The kids were cute as ever and jumped for joy upon our arrival. The entire Bright Beginnings service group love all our kids and were genuinely sorry to end our time volunteering at their amazing school and in DC as well.
As our time on Impact draws to a close, we can reflect on everything we have learned since we left 11 days ago. Over the past 11 days, we have volunteered at service sites, conversed with the homeless, lobbied to our state Senators and representatives, made an impact on Washington DC, and learned valuable lessons along the way. As it turns out, it’s not so easy to take life for granted once you realize how precious it is.
We want to thank the staff for an amazing experience in DC and special thanks to Ethan and Ariane for being the best teen coordinators ever!