Over the weekend, my LDR 200 class and I traveled to Detroit for a weekend full of service! It started on Friday afternoon with our first stop at Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. Here, we worked with Jalen Rose students for a day of service. We wrote letters to soldiers, made signs for Special Olympics, and got to socialize with the students.
On Saturday, we volunteered at Cass Community Services. This was my favorite part of the trip. There were three different volunteer opportunities; working the soup kitchen, shredding paper, or making mats out of old tires. My group was assigned making mats. Cass hires people who are homeless to make the mats. It was very inspirational and rewarding to talk with the workers and hear about their lives and how Cass has helped them. This service trip was extremely beneficial for myself along with my cohort and I am very happy we had the opportunity to go on this trip.