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Posts Tagged ‘Life Lessons’

Trial by Seventh-Grader

One of the most frightening times of my life was when I found out that I would be in charge of the conduct, schedule and safety of a group of seventh-grade boys at a church ministry’s summer camp, but looking back on it, I wouldn’t change a thing.

That’s me, Jack Gienke, camp counselor, at the top-right of this photo with the “W” cap, ready to take care of several middle school boys whose parents trusted me with their most-prized possessions. But as I reflect back on that summer of 2015, and reflect further back on the time of my life when I was around their age, I recall fond memories and life-changing experiences for me and for these boys.       Photo by Jack Gienke

Sports, a Second Parent

Kids from poverty stricken neighborhoods and broken homes can learn the qualities of good character through athletics. Kids learn how to work in teams, to be hardworking, to set goals and even understand responsibility for the first time.

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Growing up in inner-city areas can have detrimental effects on adolescents, but those who choose to pursue athletics may find themselves able to overcome their demographic struggles and develop strong character traits along the way.

On College: The Things I Wish I’d Known

College is full of all-nighters, term papers and pizza, but it is also a time where we learn, grow and figure out who we are. Looking back, we all have things we wish we would have known from the start. 

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Photo illustration by Rebekah Rutledge
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