Friday, August 26, 2016

2016 Service Learning Trip by Marissa Peterson

2016 SLT group photoI always look forward to big event times, and my friends and I were anxious for this mini trip. You meet so many people, whether it's just kids from other schools you never met before, or the little kids you help out. Bonding and getting to know each other by grocery shopping or having a pool party was all a great time. But, what was even better, was helping out and making a dinner for the families who appreciate it more than we know. Meeting new kids and learning their story gives you a new look at life, and what we take for granted: in both places we helped out actually. Having a snack time, playing games, or learning what everyday life is like, for those we helped, is also touching. When we left the Salvation Army Kids Camp, they give you hugs and ask when we will be back, and that really touches you! They made a new friend and we made their day, but probably won't see them again. The whole trip was fun and a great experience through everything, and I can't wait for next year!


Marissa Peterson

Virginia High School

12th Grade

Author: Jody Messner