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Year Course: Ten Days In

Posted September 21st, 2011
Alas, the official Year Course experience has begun. With the beginning of this week, the chanichim (participants) got our first taste of the sweet milk and honey-based academics we will become so accustomed to in the year that ensues. Israel is feeling more like home and I am feeling less like a tourist, as I’m sure many of my fellow chanichim would agree.
I have discovered the incredible volunteer opportunity I will be partaking in as a student helper at Eshkolot, a high school for students who have dropped out or had difficulties learning in a regular school environment. I am especially excited about landing this volunteer placement because I can totally relate to the adolescent and trivial challenges associated with high school.
I too felt excluded and different most times, I too did not feel as though I fit in, and I too found the “normal” high school learning process a bit too left-brained and rigid to accommodate my creative mind. As a chanich well on my way to college and the real world, I can’t wait to help push fellow teens like me in the right direction using the formula needed to nourish their minds and thinking process.


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