learning the ropes as a teacher and student
June 22, 2014

I am currently in my third week at the Notah Begay III Foundation as an intern. So far, it has been a great experience. I have been working with the golf and soccer programs. I have also been helping with the nutrition portion included in the programs. The soccer program is held on the San Felipe Pueblo outside of Albuquerque. There is a large soccer field available out there where many of the community member go in the evenings where the kids can play. It is a very nice place and seems to be a place where they kids enjoy going. We help by providing different games the kids can participate in. The golf program is held at a golf course here in Albuquerque called Ladera. It is actually the place where Notah Begay III himself practiced on as a child. They have a big open are where the kids meet and we can teach. It is interesting teaching the kids because they are mostly very young and it requires different communication skills. They are very charming and eager to learn. They can also be a handful because their attention spans are small. It has definitely taught me a lot about myself because it pushes me out of my comfort zone. The greatest part about working with them is that they do not judge. I have enjoyed working with all of them. Along with working with these programs, we the interns are helping plan an event that will take place at the San Felipe Casino. It will consist of various artists and activities for the community to participate in. The festival will be fairly large which takes a lot of planning. We are also designing a health campaign to present at the festival. I am learning a tremendous amount and looking forward to the rest of the summer. IMAG1837IMAG1733