Community Observation

Essay by aanderson89University, Bachelor'sA, October 2014

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Community Observation Paper

Alonzo Anderson

Liberty University

Sociology 200

October 6, 2014

Community Observation Paper

Taking time out of your day seems a little obscured to some people this included me. I was worried about personal things in my life to give up time for someone else. But I was given the opportunity to do this and what came next was something that I was not expecting. I went to the local Recreational Center in Richmond, I was there to interact with the kids who attended the center. The activity that I had chosen with these kids were playing out in the field. I was there to observe at fist then I was able to interact with the kids. After that experience that I had, I not only changed my own perspectives, but the perspectives of others just by giving up some of my time.

What was observed during the experience?

What I had observed when I had got to the recreational center was just a bunch of kids throwing a ball around yelling at each other. After I guess their game started about two minutes into the game a fight had broken out and they started to wrestling after another, other member broke them up they start to say mean things about each other and threating each other when they left. These kids were nothing but mean and disrespectful when I first showed up. I had a mind set when watching these kids to change when I got involved with them. I wanted to show them how to interact with each other without the violence and without the profanity. I wanted to show them how to be a team and how to play sports with nothing more than just having fun.

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