As I enjoy my last days with the kids, I try my best to constantly remind them that “Always look at the good of the people”. Yes, I know that’s hard to do.. Especially coming from me — who pin points flaws and hold against the world. However, this Summer Camp taught me that not everything is bad at it seems to be. When I first met the kids, I hated them already and called them “brats” before getting to know any of them. Turns out, they weren’t bad at all. My tolerance towards kids just got better and I was able to form a relationship with these kids that none of the other adults can. I know that they’re intoxicated with what their friends, media and family feeds them, but I believe that they will go far in life if they choose the right path. I know I only have a couple days left and I’m trying my best to show that messing up is okay and what others think of you shouldn’t matter.
After giving the kids the pictures I printed for them, their faces were so touch and very happy. At the moment, I know that I did my job right. I want these kids to always remember this camp and all of the things I taught them. Believe it or not, they’re the only non-school related I think about it. I just worry because despite of the atmosphere they’re in, I want them all to have a great future. One of the kids told me that, “Maybe I’ll open a shop because I don’t think I’ll ever good at anything”. That broke me inside, because no kid should ever have to think like this in such a young age. I told him that he can do and will be better than that because I believe in him. He smiled and said thank you.
Towards the end of the day, I really wish I can help all these kids and watch them grow. There’s something about the youth that just fascinates me. I told the kids that" I’m sorry I yell and probably annoy you all, but this was the best part of summer. I enjoyed every hour, minute and second I spent with you guys. I don’t know if I’m coming back next year, but if I don’t just remember that what other people say about shouldn’t matter. You can do anything as long as you put your mind into it”
I’m really going to miss these kids. I hope I made an impact in their lives.