Friday, October 24, 2014

Finding What You Love

Whether you’re into sports, theater, gardening or fashion, you will find what interests you at Fordham. Offering over a hundred clubs and activities for students, Fordham will undoubtedly have something that makes you excited to get involved. Fordham is a close-knit community and getting involved on campus is an irreplaceable way to meet new friends and find people who are interested in the same things as you.

One of the best decisions I made at Fordham was to volunteer for a year as a Jumpstart Corps member. Jumpstart is an organization that helps underprivileged preschoolers prepare for kindergarten by teaching them reading and writing skills. As a corps member, I would get to go into a local preschool in the Bronx twice a week and work with these wonderful four-year olds. Every session we would practice their letters, read a new story, and do fun activities based on the story. I would leave the preschool with a smile on my face every time because of the great kids I was lucky enough to work with. 

All of the awesome kids we got to work with every week!!
What was great about joining Jumpstart was that I was put in a group of six other Corps members from Fordham who would work in the same classroom as I did. Sharing such a unique experience together, we all became close very fast. Not only did Jumpstart help me realize that I want to work with kids in my future, but it also led me to meet so many new friends that enjoy doing the same things as me. There are so many amazing clubs and organizations just like this one at Fordham that you should most definitely take advantage of during your time here!

My Jumpstart team and myself saying goodbye at the end of the year after our last day in the preschool
Blog By: Abby Collins

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