This afternoon, the Houston interns along with a few members of the iCare committee gave back to their community by volunteering at the Wesley Community Center. The Wesley Center provides educational and support services to assist working low-income families enjoy a life of self-sufficiency. The Houston office is no stranger to the Wesley Center, as we have worked with them before on a few different events. Today however, was a first. Earlier in the spring, the Houston office collected school supplies that could be donated to the Wesley Center and on this fine Friday afternoon, those supplies were put to good use!
In the pre-3 and pre-4 classrooms, half of our interns were tasked with the exciting task of making flubber. To give you a refresher, Flubber was a 1997 Robin William’s hit where a little green science experiment went terribly wrong and turned into a super bouncy substance. Kids all over the world still love Flubber to this day. We spent our time reading the Flubber story and then creating some Flubber of our own. Laughter filled the classrooms as our own Flubber came to life!
In the Elementary classroom, the other half of our interns were tasked with taking off their consulting hats and putting on an engineering one. A stiff competition came into play as students constructed, built and decorated planes of all sorts. The planes were flown, crashed, rebuilt and then flow again. The interns proved to be valuable resources as planes were tweaked to perfection.
All in all, it was great afternoon of volunteering, learning and fun at the Wesley Center! – Elizabeth Bullard, Campus Recruiter, Houston