February 5th, 2016 | Uncategorized
Every week SCL works two different groups of kids at Ehoops. On Wednesdays, we hang out with a group of girls from the Short Strand and on Thursdays we spend time with some boys from Ballybeen.
After six months of participating in Ehoops, there is one concept that plays a part in all the classroom sessions- respect. Whether it’s talking to kids on how they want to better themselves, their community, or even the Northern Ireland one idea comes into play in every discussion is respect. The take-aways of any activity or discussion can all be boiled down to this one word.
In essence, the whole idea of Ehoops is built on the foundation of respect. The kids that show up to Ehoops have respect for themselves because they are taking advantage of an opportunity to better their own life in some way. Deep down, they realize their own self-worth and value and Ehoops gives them guidance and support for them to see it more clearly. In turn, Ehoops shows respect for them by validating their self-worth by encouraging them to have goals and dreams. The hope is that any self-respect that’s raised through Ehoops would lead to deeper respect for their communities and ideally insight positive change.
Victory Scholar: Clare Sullivan
Present University: Ulster University
US League Partner: Patriot League
Club/Community Partner: Ulster Elks
Alma Mater: The College of the Holy Cross
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