Boy’s & Girl’s Club CHA Group Members Jason Owusu, Middle College, Senior Fely Sita, CSU East Bay, Post Baccalaureate Victoria Quarshie, CSU East Bay, Post Baccalaureate Jermelle Newman, CSU East Bay, Post Baccalaureate Nneka Anyanwu, CSU East Bay, Post Baccalaureate Gelila Mehari, Oakland Tech, Junior Chase Goldberg, Oakland Tech, Sophomore Soukeyna Seck, College of Alameda, Sophomore Community Site • • • • • Liason: Scedric Jackson Address: 920 24th Street. Oakland, CA 94607 This site is a youth based community center with a 99% African American population including kids ages 6-18 years old. This center focuses on serving underprivileged communities and being a place that young kids can go to after school for such services as tutoring and mentoring. This center keeps youth encouraged and helps educate them about making positive choices while their young . Community Service Project • Two day presentation on the topic: Personal Hygiene • Four subtopics: Cleanliness, Nutrition, Grooming, & Puberty • Participants were in groups for part of the presentation based on subtopics. • Audience was active in presentation (powerpoint) discussions (Puberty). • Mini presentations by individual groups on their nutrition icebreaker activity. • Question session was conducted at the end to answer any questions kids had submitted to the “question box.” What We Learned: Our participants were open to discuss the topic at hand. They were motivated to share their ideas. The kids were familiar with most of the basic ideas of our topic. Benefits: We made connections with the kids. We all got the opportunity to practice public speaking. We were able to be involved in a community close to us. Teamwork • As a group, we worked well together as we were open to each others’ ideas. • This presentation gave us various perspectives on how to work with other individuals. • Everyone was able to contribute to the presentation. • Our communication level could use some improvement. • As a whole, we could have been more assertive in completing our tasks. We were able to work with various people in order to achieve a common goal! It is important to focus on serving and understanding our communities so that when we become medical doctors, we are able to better serve the individuals we encounter.