My passion for children started in 2010 when I first attended River of Life Family Church. During that time, the director of the Children’s Ministry made an announcement that she was looking for volunteers to help out in Sunday school. As soon as I heard the news, I instantly knew right from the bat that this is something I always wanted to do and FINALLY, I was getting the chance to do just that. From that moment on, I knew my life would be FOREVER CHANGED.
Aside from being a fairly new church member, I joined to be a teacher’s assistant and after a few months, I quickly got promoted to the teacher position. Later on that summer, I also volunteered to be a small group leader for Vacation Bible School which helped me gain experience with different age groups.
As life got busier for me, I transitioned out of the children’s ministry and volunteered my time on Thursdays and Fridays as a small group leader at Kids Club. For those of you who may not know what this is, it is an afterschool program that offers public elementary schools across Alum Rock District the opportunity to teach students biblical lessons in a fun and interactive way. After five years of being stationed there, I decided it was time when God brought me to a higher calling in becoming an after school leader at YMCA for the remainder of my college career.
In December 2019, I became a San Jose State Alumni by earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Childhood Adolescent Development and a Minor in Linguistics.