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2022 Service-Learning Symposium: Poverty's Effect on Children

Poverty's Effect on Children 

Authors: Shaun Willis 

Faculty Supervisor: Anelise Farris, Ph.D. 

Community Partner: Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia


For my service-learning project, I chose to work with the local Boys and Girls Club here in Brunswick, Georgia. I worked as a volunteer counselor and helped take care and watch over the kids and help them if needed with anything for homework and keep them occupied with games and other fun things. While there I got to meet some extraordinary people and kids and I am so glad I got to experience it. Through the experience I also got to see the effects of covid are still hurting people who live poverty. I also got to see how the kids deal with these issues and it was quite amazing how some of these children and parents are making it through this hard time. The Boys and Girls Club helps so many families have the ability to have time to make the ends meet and I am so glad I got to work with them.