|Posted by Trina Fight For Our Rights on February 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM|
It's been a while since I updated the team. A year ago on here I shared my desire to work with children with and without disabilities to educate them on on disability awareness at an early start. I want to show the world that within my disability I see "I can" If I can do it you can do it too. When I visted the career center in my college although place on my campus filled with opportunities. A position to tutor childen caught my attention but as I signed up for the opportunity I was pretty hesitate of what the outcome results will be. I signed up for orientation and later contacted the school to find out was the school fully accessible and they said yes that was a plus on this journey. I attended the orinatation where I was in fear they will not accept me because of my disability but I knew that was not the case after the sent me do my fringerprints.. all anxiety was over..the staff, volunteers and students welcome me and accept my difference.. I thought the students will be courious and begin to question me but instead they are very helpful. Before I come in volunteers or condinators already have everything set up for me. The students comes close to me as I read to them and as they read to me.. Students often say Ms Ketrina can I help you turn the page to the book if when I can do it on my own it's just a thought..that makes me feel great.. They help me check off my agenda.. great to see them involved and grow on me.. It's amazing! I love reading to them. As they are learning I am learning too. As I tutor these students I see the reflection of me becoming a teacher after I finish college never thought one day I will want to teach but from experience I want the best for my future children, I struggled myself in the school system for past 18 years just because I was a student with a disability.. This is one reason why I want to give back and serve my community. I am happy to be apart of reading Partners volunteer team. A special thank you to Reading Partners for being a disability friendly organization. I am pleased to spread the word to get you more volunteers through my fellow organizations letting them know that Reading Partners is Disability friendly! Yeah!