Maple Ridge Baptist Church is a local church that organizes events and provides spiritual support for the community. This summer they have one Canada Summer Jobs student, who is a student studying History and French at a University in Virginia.
This summer, Erika is learning how much preparation goes into planning an event. She has been given the task of preparing and organizing the kids’ summer camp that is taking place at Maple Ridge Baptist Church this summer. Her tasks include registering the kids into the camp, recruiting and training volunteers, decorating, and connecting with people in the community. Erika spoke to the responsibility that she has this summer, “I have been given the end goal and I have to figure out how to get there.” This has allowed her to develop her leadership skills and taught her how to delegate. She also has had to learn how to deal with different types of people, which strengthens her people skills and has taught her how to be diplomatic.
Great work Erika and I enjoyed seeing the decorating you have done for the kids’ summer camp!
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