This year in our Summit group, we accomplished:
- A successful relationship with the residents and staff of Ravenwood Assisted Living
- Events that the residents enjoyed and talked about afterwards
- Bringing in other Drury students - a total of five throughout the year, almost all with multiple visits
I learned a lot about working with a team this year and communicating effectively. Coordinating schedules and communicating changes was sometimes hard, but I think we all learned a lot about interpersonal relationships within teams. We also learned to be flexible, and cater our events to what the residents like; we decided not to stick to our original plan if it wasn't something that would benefit the residents. Personally, I also gained song-leading skills and picking songs out by ear on a whim.
In conclusion, this year was one of growth for me, and being a member of Summit was a big part of that. I learned a lot about leadership within the group dynamic, and how to develop relationships with people (the residents) who come from a very different background. I'm glad I was able to participate in Summit, and I look forward to using the skills it has taught me in the future.