Motivation and Movement
Essay Assignment #3
Last year I used to work at a non-profit organization called Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF). Hyde square has many different programs such as Ritmo en Accion, which is a dance group that host community based performances and teach kids how to dance. The group that I belonged to was called the Youth Literacy Tutors (YLT). What I did was aid kids at the JFK elementary school with homework and help them achieve a greater understanding of literacy. In Hyde Square I learned a tremendous amount, me and a group of teenagers actually published a children’s book. The name of the book is called “Seedless Elementary: Flippy and Scooter’s healthy adventure.” This book was created to educated children about staying healthy. I went back to Hyde Square and volunteered in the after school program of the JFK elementary. What I found shocking was all of the kids remembered me from last year and ran towards me to greet me. For the last couple of weeks I help out, I joined activities, read with the kids and played sports with them. In the after school program, the majority of the kids were minorities. I remember a particular kid who just came to America, he reminded me of me when I first arrived. He was learning surprisingly fast, it hasn’t been a year and he can almost speak English fluently. I truly believe in the mission of Hyde Square to make our community more united and safer for everyone and I will always do what I can to help this organization in every possible way I can.