Then we had a guest speaker, Suzy Alba. I learned a lot about her passion in doing community work and giving back to those who are in need. She expressed how she used her “disadvantages” such as growing up with her parents always at work, or being in a divorced family, to make positive changes in her life. I got really inspired by her story because I saw that nothing is impossible as long as you set your mind and heart into what you’re passionate about. She also joined AmeriCorps after college. I didn’t know about AmeriCorps until she talked about it and now I really want to join it after college. Then maybe I’ll consider the Peace Corps! Suzy is running for City Council and is basically an advocate of woman empowerment. She’s putting all her work into the election, which is a really great thing.
After lunch, we had another guest speaker. This time, it was Selena, who took the same program last year. She came in to talk a lot about the Action Plan and the process of it all. I found it comforting that someone my age was able to pull through with her Action Plan. She is working on holding workshops for girls who grew up in tough families in South Providence. I was inspired as to how much work she put into organizing her plan. She also gave us a lot of insight in finding what we want to do for our Action Plan in addition to all the tips she provided. That was a great push, considering the fact that I finally formed my Action Plan.
Being given the chance to act on what I’m passionate about is a great opportunity for me. I can’t wait to develop my plan and possibly implement it as best as I could. Until then, stay tune for my Action Plan!