As a part of the protocol for the Leadership Advancement Scholarship, I took a class that was about Social Problems. We learned about different social issues that take place in the world, this could include gentrification, pollution, and the education system. We talked about broken systems that reside within the U.S. This was a class where we shared our opinion and discussed ways that we would try to fix these problems and why they could work or wouldn’t work.
There was much debate within this class. This debate brought light to issues that people within our class faced every day. We were from all over Michigan, including rural, suburban, and city areas. We had a lot of diversity and people from different backgrounds which made our discussions very personal, but at times, heated.
In this class, I was able to become more knowledgeable about social problems. These problems happen all around us, sometimes without us realizing that they are happening. As a leader, I will be faced with these social problems. It is my job to be a person who makes changes to these problems and tries to end them. In this class, I was able to not only learn but understand people who go through these issues daily. I
I DON’T WANT TO BE THE PROBLEM, I WANT TO BE THE SOLUTION