Vanderbilt supplement question: Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences.
I have been given the opportunity to work with the generation after mine as a result of my involvement in church. As a leader in my church's youth organization, I have been tasked to equip the children with the knowledge they need to be successful in life, both spiritually and mentally. When someone says "Sunday school", what comes to mind is the image of an elderly woman, asking the children around her who "the oldest man in the bible is?"- It's Methuselah, by the way. This image does not depict my interactions with the youth. While the bible is part of the curriculum, it is not the only subject that I assist the children in. From English to science- the subject I feel most capable in- I answer questions ranging from biology, to the greater meaning of life. Who would have thought nine year olds were capable of such thought, I know I wasn't. The children have imparted as much knowledge to me as I have upon them; now and again, I caught of guard by a question that I am unable answer, prompting me to seek the solution through my peers, teachers, or pastor. This initial lack of an answer has given me the opportunity to seek understanding in various aspects of my life, granting mental and spiritual growth.