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The highlight of my year was performing in front of the Dolan students. I was always afraid of performing but I faced my fear and did it, and I did amazing job with it.
We didn’t know what our visions were.
All members were respecting each other and talking to each other kindly.
As a project we created a play about bullying.
We had a lot of obstacles with communicating with each other because people were either talking while someone else was talking or they won’t listening at all.
My understanding of leadership is that you need to take responsibility of the things you do and you need to be able to lead your self before you can lead others.
We did not know what are visions were.
All of the members were shy even working together.
We did a play as a project.
We have had lots of obstacles with problems, yelling, frustration.
My understanding of leadership is that you must lead your self and take responsibility.
i. We have had a problem with bullying. We have all shared why people bully, what causes bullying and so forth. We have finally resolved the issue by doing a bullying skit which went very successful.
ii. Members of Leap were very helpful and helpful to whatever we have a or conversation we had to accomplish or was anonimous there was no trust breaking.
iii. Resources – the resources we have had would be figuring out how we can stop bullying which was a hard process. We have switched the skits around, but made much more sense.
iv. The perceived obstacles we have faced would be the lack of participation, how rude people here to others, talking over others.
v. My understanding of leadership would be that you are breaking out of your shell. You are standing up for yourself and showing self respect.
My biggest learning moment is that I learned even if you do not like someone you can still be nice to them. I also learned that don’t judge a person even if you have not met them. I learned that bullying can be hurtful and not to do it.
My biggest experience was the skits, I loved talking with the 6th and 8th graders. I also felt it was good to lead the skits because it showed me how to lead people who are harder to manage.
How has Leap affected my personality?
Leap has made me realize that I have a strong voice that has the power to persuade people. Also it has made me realize I should take more opportunities. I almost didn’t come to Leap but looking back, I’m glad that I did. I see how different my life could have been if I never went to Leap. Now I will seize more opportunities cause I have seen how my life can change because of them.
My great moments is when we performed for a school and taught them about bullying.
At the end of the year, at first, we weren’t doing so well. We were all over the place we didn’t know what we wanted to do and how we can achieve them. But, we did get it together. We found a way to do what we had to do, which was doing skits for schools. By doing this, we accomplished so much the last few days. We pulled off a perfomance at Dolan Middle School. Then we broke up into rap groups and discussed personal stories about being bullied. By doing so, I’ve witnessed a young girl cry for being called a lesbian and many more. At the end of the year we pulled ourselves together. Our last year was about changing lives and I believe we did that.
My biggest learning moments that are personal and communal is when we were doing the skits the 1st time. Also my personal when I was also having trouble in school some girl and I learn something from that. One more thing is almost getting into a fight with this girl so when I went to the office to work on it so that I can improve my behavior.
In the beginning of the year my group and I thought that it was going to be awkward and weird and thought that people were going to be mean like people at school. The members and partnerships were really nice and welcome and they made every feel like they’re home.
I started out this group with a team of three other partners and we have made amazing progress since September. We have been in contact with countless number of groups including peepeople and Africaahead. Thoughout the year we had some downtime when there was limited contact with the organizations. We have achieved many goals that were set despite the time frame we had for this ear, and we are continuing to expand our horizons in terms of the goals we have set and are setting. This has enabled me to also grow as a leader and be sure to stay on task so that all our goals are met.
Please respond with what you have been working on this year!
I hope you have had a successful year as well!
Our group achieved our goal of performing and bringing LEAP to a middle school for a day. At first I thought that the project may not have been able to pull through, and I learned not to second guess myself because this was not the case.
When I began LEAP I was not aware of the “threads of leadership,” but now that I am, I feel that I am more aware of the leadership process.
I also feel that my speaking skills, as well as oration skills have greatly improved, although this does not show or reflect well on parchment paper. I need to thank everyone for taking part in Leap, because without them it would have been impossible to develop these skills and practice proper presenting attributes.
Back on track originated as a result of the education gap between schools. At the beginning of last year, at one LEAP meeting, students from Stamford and Norwalk expressed their disappointment in the education they were receiving in comparison to that of New Canaan and Darien students. Upon discovering that groups of students was interested in expanding their knowledge of reading, Back on Track was formed with the goal of creating a comprehensive tutoring program that employed willing students to teach other students who could use their newly formed knowledge to teach another student. At first, the program’s target audience was way too big. As much as the program tried to reach out and form the initial outreach, the larger audience overpowered our efforts. However, when Norwalk Grassroots Tennis reached out to us, we seized the opportunity and launched our program. Though our goal became smaller, it was more attainable and we were therefore able to obtain our initial mission.
I was a bully who couldn’t control my anger. I thought it was fun bullying little kids & I couldn’t bully people my own size.
The leap I started was because people bullied me and I tried it and it was fun for me.
After I came to LEAP, Miss Lauren came and talked to me about bullying. We have a discussion about bully people, about suicide and people who do bad thing themselves and go and have to cry.
I was imagining if I was being bullied and going to kill myself and what it would feel like.
When I was thinking that I decided to turn around and try to be a role model. I want to be a leader not a follower not following people who are bullies.
I remember seeing a movie about bullying and people and then causing suicide. That movie made me cry.
The bullying group showed me that it is not good to bully other people and if I hadn’t come to LEAP I’d still be bullying.
My heart is happy.
Ask I is it real bad – could you do a bullying skit to make your bullying better?