May the Adventure Begin

Hey y’all,

Welcome to my very first post of the summer of the summer. My name is Jasmine Heath and I am one of your 2018 Peace Interns. I am very excited for this summer and the adventure to come these next few months. However first things first, I should tell you a little about myself. I got my undergraduate degree from Agnes Scott College in 2016. The degree that I earned was my B.S. in Astrophysics with minors in classical civilizations and education. This past May I graduated from Lynchburg College with my M.Ed in Science Education.

I have been doing camp for almost my whole life. I grew up in Richmond, Virginia but every summer I would travel up to Craig Springs where my love of God was nurtured at a very young age. Once I went to college I started to counsel at Christmount which gave me a new relationship with God due to the work that I did with the campers. This job made me realize my calling to teach. Camps have always had a deep influence on me and I want to share that with those that I am going to be working with this summer.

I absolutely love music and can be found singing under my breath wherever I go. I really hope that no one will mind that as I walk around the camp doing that. I am also extremely nerdy and love to lay out on the ground and look out at the stars above us. I am always wondering about the universe and and all the wonders that it holds. This makes me rather excited about some of the camps having the theme Beyond Belief.

This summer I will be speaking on issues such as poverty, disabilities, and LGBT+. I hope that I will be able to bring understanding about these topics. I really hope that it is received well and the campers get something from what I am going over. I think these topics are extremely important for them to know about. I will admit that I am a little nervous but I have confidence that it will go well. One thing I can definitely say that all the training we have received so far has been a huge help and everyone has been amazing. Some of the best times so far is when the other interns and I have been sitting around bouncing ideas off of each other for our different workshops. I think that we will all will do a great job as our adventure begins.

I will be looking forward to traveling and talking about peace and justice issues. Keep a look out for my posts because I will keep y’all updated on my journey this summer.

Peace

Jasmine

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