Sophomore Inspire Week at AHS is a week where the sophomores go out into our community and do community service, to help out the town of Durango. For my Sophomore Inspire Week, I went to Manna soup kitchen. Manna is an organization in Durango that provides meals for people in need. Anyone who wants to come eat a meal is welcome. "The mission of manna is to provide, in the spirit of faith and love, nourishing meals and supportive services in an atmosphere of acceptance and caring for those in need." For two days, we got to help out in the kitchen, and serve the people who came to eat, and help Manna with some projects. We got to learn a lot about this amazing organization, and I think that it was a very beneficial project for my group. Everyone we met was so friendly, and made this week a great experience.
Learning:During sophomore Inspire week (SIW), I learned a lot more about the manna soup kitchen, and their services to the community. I also learned a lot about my relationship with community service. Before SIW, I had never really done community service before, or helped out in the Durango community. Because of this, I was very excited to go to the soup kitchen and help out. I got to do a lot of cooking, and serving the people who came to eat. I really enjoyed both of these things, and I had a lot of fun doing them. I absolutely loved the feeling of helping people in need, and seeing how grateful the people that we served were. I am so glad that I got to help out in the community, and I definitely want to go back to manna to help again on my own time. This was my first experience with community service, and it was great. I also learned how important manna, and other similar organizations are to this community. Manna is a non-profit, and they provide meals to so many people every day. They also provide other services, like showers, or social work, that is very beneficial to many people in out community. Career and Future: After high school, I plan to go to college, a lot of college. I want to go to medical school, and eventually work in the medical field. I am not sure exactly what I want to do, but I know that I want to do something in the medical field. I want to do something exciting, and helpful, which I think can be obtained when working as a doctor. My results for my career interest surveys were compatible with the field that I would like to go into.