Jasmine Vaught – UNCG Community & Therapeutic Recreation

Jasmine Vaught – UNCG Community & Therapeutic Recreation


So my name is Jasmine Vaught. I’m originally
from South Carolina but I went to school here in Greensboro North Carolina. The
program that I’m in is called community in therapy recreation and I’m completing
my master’s program there so I actually started my assistantship about two years
ago through my advisor Justin Harmon he actually connected me with the executive
director with the girls on the run and ever since then we’ve been working there
as girls Lorraine is a nonprofit organization that caters to girls third
through eighth grade and we incorporate running as well as
empowerment it’s a female empowerment program and I love it there. Right now we
currently have a hundred forty two girls So now I’m currently the program
coordinator there and on a regular basis I’m doing a coach communicating. So,
that’s just communicating with our coaches I’m doing coaches training:
training our coaches to work with our girls. Background check so they’re
everyday just regular administration duties as
well as equipment management I provide the equipment for our coaches and I also
go out and deliver them I do site recruitment coach recruitment as well as
well as planning for the 5k event that we have at the very end of our season Well in most of my classes a lot of times we had to get out and do hands-on
work and for me that helped me a lot just because that’s my forte like
I love to do hands-on things and so being able to get out touch it feel it
do it on every day basis instead of just learning about it in the classroom being
a lecturer I think that’s most important and that’s how I learned mostly from our
professors Well working with girls on the run being able to go out and and
hang out with the girls and seeing that this program is actually benefiting them
and although we may have stats and stuff that proves it me being able to fill it
when I’m out there and me feeling passionate seeing a girl smile and then
I think our culminating event the 5k at the end originally the girl may say oh
I’m not gonna I’m not gonna be able to run this entire 5k or I’m not gonna be
able to do the race and then you see them you get to the end of the finish
line there they made it and so I think that’s what inspires me I’m like okay
I can definitely do this I like this program

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