19 students and 7 volunteers gave up their relaxing Spring Break to head to the Jersey shore. There they helped victims of Hurricane Sandy by doing a lot of demolition work and some dry walling. On their day off they took a ferry boat to New York City and visited the 911 Memorial site. Most of the students were between 7-10 years old and don't really remember that day.
After playing three fun games of intense musical chairs, balloon tag, and noodle fighting, Campus Life students used the "hot seat" method in small group where for five minutes students would talk about themselves.
How many of you were afraid of going to high school? Not me, I couldn’t wait. You have to understand I was a super awkward junior high kid. I was a big time nerd. I spent a lot of time taking apart and repairing anything I could. I also had a hunger for adventure. I spent my summers building elaborate tree forts and exploring the suburban wilderness.
I was in the city, heading to my train when I saw a man standing next to the street begging for money so he could find some place to stay. I stopped, pulled out my manna bag and said here ya go. He said "this is for me?" As I was waiting to cross the street I heard him say, " these are my favorite granola bars!"