Reflection by Jamie M. '18
My recent experience on Urban Plunge touched my heart. For this program, juniors travel to St. Anthony's Foundation in San Francisco. At St. Anthony's, we work with the many poor and homeless people in that area, serving food in the kitchen, sorting clothes, and more. During my time there, I worked at a senior citizen center. The four hours I spent there flew by as we danced the "Macarena," played dominoes, went for a walk and more. When we had to leave, I was so sad to say goodbye.
These couple hours I spent at the center really inspired me. I saw how much the activities coordinator truly enjoys her job and I got to experience it myself. Although I had not considered working with elderly people before, I now want to dedicate my time this summer to going to senior citizen centers and doing this as much as I can.