Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kingsport
Youth Development Professional (GYM) (Former Employee) – Kingsport, TN – April 18, 2016
A typical day of work consists of my arriving at work around 2:30. I would then do bus runs to and from the different elementary and middle schools. Upon arriving back to the BGC after the last bus of children, I prepare my mind to prepare a game that will help the children either learn to think together as a team, think as an individual, boost their health through moving their bodies, and/or give them the opportunity to make REAL long lasting friendship. We provided dinner for the children (Breakfast lunch and snack in the Summer).
With me not having children of my own, I learned there is a bigger task at hand than just watching and monitoring children. I had to realize I was there to help children who need me the most reach their FULL potentional. We helped them look at life in a different light.
My management usually had a great, positive attitude. They helped me with the mental strain of the job and provided ALL the materials needed to do my job. All "problems" were usually handled in a professional way; not only professional, but a caring way.
I easily got along and felt I worked with my coworks. I take from my coworkers a greater learning of how to work with children, daily needed smiles, and a realization that there are actual good hearted people in this world.
The hardest part of the job is learning how to deal with other's children. Children at the BGC come from different cultures and ethnicity.
The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing I made a positive influence in my community.