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Big Brothers Big Sisters

(Extracurricular Activities and Faith-Based Involvement, Class of 2013) Permanent link   All Posts
 Julie Kane At the Academy, 3/c and 4/c cadets are required to do at least two hours of institutional service and six hours of community service (2/c and 1/c have to do at least eight hours as well, but it can be divided however they want). This might sounds like kind of a drag – it’s not like we have a whole lot of free time in our schedules – but depending on how you go about it, it can actually be really fun.

This winter I became a “Big” with Big Brothers Big Sisters. After a pretty simple application and interview process, I was paired up with a “Little” who lives close by. Now, about twice a month, I drive one of the great big vans the parents’ organization has so kindly provided for cadet activities to pick her up and hang out. A couple weeks ago we went bowling. It was my first time duckpin bowling (we only have candlepin up in Boston), so she basically destroyed me, but it was a lot of fun. We’ve also been mini-golfing and done some cool arts and crafts stuff.

Community service is a great way to get away from the Academy for a little bit and have fun while getting involved in the local community.

More about Julie.