Portfolio Blogpost: Youth
by SO on May 15, 2014 - 11:01am
Over the course of this semester, I have written, commented, and submitted a collection of posts to Newsactivist. In this project, our final Newsactivism post, I will reflect on my news summaries, my volunteering opportunity, and the overall connection between all the work I have completed during this semester.
My volunteering for this class will occur at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Due to the nature of the volunteer work and the occupied hospital workers, the only date the Hospital could receive us was May 16. This means that a subsequent post, uploaded on May 22, will describe our volunteering in detail as well as the overall experience in relationship with the semester’s work.
Among my news summaries, I have tackled anything from pedophile priests, to 16,000 kilometre walks for cherished causes. All had the common topic of youth. Whether it was the inspiring 20 year old Jimmy, Malala Yousafzai, the children abused by priests, the volunteer opportunities, the exercise promo, or the organ donation article, all are posts related to youth and most importantly ways to help. Whether by raising awareness or proposing solutions, all are steps towards a brighter future for youth everywhere.
Throughout my volunteering day at the hospital, I hope, most of all, to bring joy to the children. Subsequently, I will write a paragraph or two on how children, no matter how hard their life is, find joy in everyday activities and keep a bright smile on their faces every day. I hope to connect this experience with the book I am currently reading for the class. Hopefully my hypothesis will reveal itself to be true: that individuals, even in horrible situations, find joy in life, whether a child battling cancer, or a 12 year old girl being sold on the streets.
Until then, remember to revisit this post for a link to the next part of this assignment (posted on May 22).