HuMANNitarian Student Spotlight - Chloe B.!

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Happy Tuesday! We're thrilled to continue our new student spotlight series with our very own Chloe B. (12)! Read through our short interview with Chloe below to learn more about her, why she loves service, and what "SLEARN" means to her!

 

What’s one fun fact about you?

I got a ukulele for my last birthday and am teaching myself how to play by watching an excess of Youtube tutorials.

 Favorite subject in school?

I’d say that my favorite subject would be psychology or English. I enjoy how both involve close analysis and how both examine the human experience. I enjoy that both of these classes are conversation based and interactive.

How many trimesters have you been a part of the Service-Learning Team or HM 246?

This fall trimester (concluding next week) was my 7th trimester on the Service-Learning Team.

What site do you work with? What activity?

I work with P.S. 37 and the activity I take part in is music.

Discuss what your favorite activity has been that you’ve led during your time on the Service-Learning Team or HM 246?

If I had to pick one specific activity that I’ve led of which I  enjoyed the most, I would probably choose teaching the kids how to play simple songs on the xylophones. Seeing the concept of scale click in them, and then watching them apply this concept to the act of playing the xylophone, was really special to watch. I love the fact that they are so excited and satisfied with themselves when they nail the task.

How do you engage with service outside of HM?

In and out of school I work in support of cancer awareness, promoting the cause and its importance, as well as building allies for those fighting.

What do you hope to study in college? What is your ideal job?

In college, I hope to continue studying psychology, as well as other subjects under the broader “humanities umbrella” such as philosophy and sociology. I don’t know yet what I want to do when I’m older, but I know that I’d love it to combine my love for service with my interest in psychology and the human experience. There are many different jobs where I could be working with people in a meaningful way, and I hope to streamline exactly what I want to do during my college years.

What does Service-Learning mean to you?

Service-Learning is such an important part of my life and has undoubtedly changed my perspective on what it means to be part of a community. Participating in service-learning made me come to the conclusion that I want to make an impact in each community I reside in, versus standing idly by waiting for someone else to improve the community. Service-learning has given me the opportunity to interact with people that I never would have interacted with, and forming those connections, I believe, has made me a more wholesome person.

HuMANNitarian Student Spotlight - Gabrielle R.!

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Happy Tuesday! We're so honored to initiate our new student spotlight series with our very own Gabi R. (12)! Read through our short interview with Gabi below to learn more about her, why she loves service, and what "SLEARN" means to her!

 

 

What’s one fun fact about you?

I was in a Golden Globe nominated movie when I was eight years old.

Favorite subject in school?

My favorite subject in school is psychology. I love studying the way the mind works, and seeing the applications of this class in real life.

How many trimesters have you been a part of the Service-Learning Team or HM 246?

This will be my 10th trimester (!!!) on the team :)

What site do you work with? What activity?

I work with Kingsbridge Heights Community Center. I have actually never been to another site; all 10 trimesters have been spent at KHCC. I also currently work with Computer Coolness. Computer Coolness is a STEM group that runs only out of KHCC and has activities based only on computer science.

Discuss what your favorite activity has been that you’ve led during your time on the Service-Learning Team or HM 246?

My favorite activity I have led in my time on Slearn is Computer Coolness. I have loved getting to see this activity evolve and seeing how excited KHCC-goers are about getting to learn via the iPads.

How do you engage with service outside of HM?


Outside of HM, I am involved with Ashita-Tomorrow, a non-profit organization that supports high school students affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami as they pursue their goals. I am also involved with Operation Prom and the service opportunities within my temple.

What do you hope to study in college? What is your ideal job?


In college I hope to study the integration of language, computer-science and psychology. My dream job today, emphasis on TODAY (it differs by the day), is a product manager at Google.

What does Service-Learning mean to you?

To me, Service-Learning means engaging with the broader world and forming connections. I see Slearn as a means to merge and create new communities across zip codes, cultures, schools, etc. Slearn revolves around bridging gaps and bringing people together.

HuMANNitarian is Back!

Everyone here at the Center for Community Values & Action are thrilled to announce the return of Horace Mann School's most prominent service-learning publication, the HuMANNitarian!  In an attempt to preserve the environment, reduce paper usage, and open up new possibilities as a publication, we've revived HuMANNitarian through an online platform!

Welcome back to school and let's get off to a great year!  Go Lions!

 

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