I enjoy being with kids.
Throughout High School, I volunteered as a coach/counselor for a camp, teaching kids fundamentals of basketball and the Christian life. After High School, I volunteered in my church as a youth leader.
I’m pleased to inform you that during the month of July, I will be working at Camp Hydaway, a kid’s camp organized by Thomas Road Baptist Church. During the camp, I will be supervising activities and teaching fourth and fifth graders about God. FUN RIGHT?!
I won’t have much free-time, but I will bring a book just in case.
I first read Ender’s Game a few years ago, and when I finished, it immediately became one of my favorites. The protagonist, a 6-year-old genius, gets recruited by the government to protect humanity from an alien invasion. Although he bears an enormous responsibility, he still experiences the everyday struggles of a kid.
Considering the atmosphere I’m about to immerse in, I thought Ender’s Game would prove beneficial; I will be surrounded by children.
This might sound crazy, but I believe the more I read children’s books, the easier it is to empathize with kids.
Do you agree with my theory? Or is it actually crazy?