Fri Jul 16th, 2021
Tags: Bowling, Bubble Guns, Cornhole Games, games, Noah Box, Pools, Recreation Department, Southern Ute Youth Employment Worker, SunUte Bridge the Gap Initiative, SunUte Community Center, Tara Vigil, Virgil Morgan, Water Guns, YEP
Thursday, July 8, was the first day that I contributed to the SunUte Community Center under the Recreation Department. During my first day as a Southern Ute Youth Employment Worker (YEP), I was given my first set of tasks which involved giving the kids that were participating in Bridge the Gap their best final day. I helped Tara Vigil set up pools, cornhole games, water guns and bubble guns.
At first, I was a little confused because I didn’t know what was expected of me on that day. But everything started to go smoothly, and I started interacting with the kids. I also got to know more about Noah Box (my fellow YEP worker), and we became friends very easily.
We went bowling after eating Virgil Morgan’s excellent cooking at the barbeque. Everyone had a fun time and were happy and exhausted.
I participated in the games with the kids and became familiar with those that I did not know. Later that afternoon I walked with the kids, Noah Box, and Daphnee Washington to Sky Ute Casino where we bowled all afternoon.
My thoughts about today are that it was exciting, fun and I am glad I was able to meet new people and catch up with old friends. The SunUte Community Center is a really great place for opportunities and learning about yourself — physically and mentally.