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Review for Harriet Tubman Pto Aftercare Inc, West Orange, NJ, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I am a volunteer teacher in the Harriet Tubman Aftercare program for more than 10 years, and I’m always happy to help this organization in any way. When staff is low, I volunteer to take-over the 1st and 2nd graders and keep the program a-float with little hassle. The children are the best part of being an aftercare teacher! I feel a great sense of accomplishment when I have worked hard to ensure the children have a great learning environment to complement the curriculum, and then I see the children repeating things they've learned to their parents or anyone else who will listen. A memorable moment that means a lot to me is when I overheard a small group of children discussing a theme that we were learning. I stood back and thought "they really are listening" and "I really did get through to them." That is a moment that makes me feel like I had a positive impact on their educations and why I chose teaching in the first place. I love to make learning fun for children everyday but still challenging. Children give me energy and make me feel so much more alive. I hope that every child that enters my aftercare classroom, I somehow affect their life. Just to highlight some of the aspects I like most about the program is; Harriet Tubman stimulates your child to stay active. We try to build stamina through small- and large-group games; focus on endurance, balance, and strength during daily fitness activities; and promote the link between physical activity and proper nutrition in creating a healthy lifestyle. I have recommended this program to several of my peers and hope the community becomes more aware of how this program can become an asset to their lifestyle.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Role:  Volunteer