My inspiration to study to become a social worker stemmed from becoming a young single mother and watching my grandmother and aunt suffer with depression. As volunteer at FAMU Developmental Research School I observed, assisted and helped children deal with the problems they encountered on a daily basis, such as bullying, parental abuse or lack of support, developed an desire to reach out and provide guidance, support and assistance. After a few of weeks of work at FAMU Developmental Research School , I realized that a social worker could make a significant positive impact and difference on the lives of children.
It made me realize that there are many natural, ignored or gifts that some of us take for granted, such as involving yourself in student activities, attending school board meetings. Currently, I am a board member in our youth community group ” Destiny’s Project” to provide any advice, guidance or support to boost the self-confidence of young girl’s while reaching out to them. It also provides me with the ability to work with different types of families that are in need of assistance. Community service allows me to understand the community I want to work with, the social problems that plague it time after time, the troubles that many individuals deal with daily and how I can be of service to them in the future to help them overcome them. I have graduated with a 3.6 GPA and believe that I am academically qualified for the Master’s program your institution is offering. I also volunteered at many community events, in addition to working full-time to pay my way through school.
I participated in community volunteer activity’s as a gesture of good will assisting those less fortunate and most in need of outreach. Work at the community centers allowed me to see what situations adults in the community were facing and how they ended up in such as position. It taught me the value of my education and how important it is to help others. I also participated in a number of extracurricular activities which taught me how to be a leader and a team player.
Working as a group I realized that there is so much people can do to improve their communities if they work together. At the present I am working with youth in my community at the Palmer Monroe Teen Center. The Center provides a place dedicated to teen youth development; a place dedicated to serving some of our most vulnerable youth; a place for teens to expand their opportunities, learn about social responsibility, civic awareness and be gently guided through a restorative justice program. A partnership between the City of Tallahassee, Leon County, Leon County Schools, and the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Palmer Munroe Teen Center offers a unique blend of educational classes, workshops, programs and recreation activities for youth. The Center also serves as a safe, productive oriented haven for many area youth. I have learned to analyze and integrate these individuals to be perceived as part of our community and as citizens of the future. As a future social worker, I believe that my main priority will be to respect others regardless of their financial position and help them resolve any difficulties they face to the best of my ability.
I think that trust is an important factor in becoming a social worker to being accepted by the families and individuals. I believe that my experiences within the community and working with others is a valuable asset in my future career. I feel that my background, aspiration and resourcefulness will allow me to be a important asset to your social work program. I feel that my experiences can make a difference in your program and show my desire to achieve success in the Masters of Social Work Program. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.