Aug 2012 - Sept 2014
One year into my undergraduate degree, I paused my education and went abroad as a full-time volunteer service missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In other words, I spent two years serving, teaching and befriending people in the country of Poland. Among other things, I designed and implemented training for large groups of peer missionaries on topics such as spirituality, work ethic and accountability; I planned and conducted conferences for traveling church authorities; and I created curriculums for religious study and spiritual enrichment for local church members -- all in the Polish language (not so easy, btw).
YOUTH LACROSSE COACH
Sept 2014 - Present
I played in recreational and competitive lacrosse leagues through junior high and high school. The lessons I learned through lacrosse continue to impact me today--years after playing my final game. As a coach, I aim to help young men develop lifelong self-confidence through opportunities for teamwork and leadership. Some of my greatest contributions include recruiting and coaching 50+ high-school-aged youth in lacrosse basics and fundamentals; organizing and executing educational (and fun) lacrosse camps; and working with dozens of youth one-on-one in a private lesson format.
Obtaining the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America wasn't a walk in the park... but it was worth it! My days as a boy scout culminated in a large scale service project in which I recruited 50 or so of my neighbors and friends to make blankets and toys for the disabled children at Kids on the Move, a local non-profit organization. In all, over 300 hours of service, 50 blankets and 85 toys were given by the group.