I have been working for ARCS-SPAN for a couple of weeks. There’s way more that
goes on here. I am an ARCER. An ARCER is a young adult who is pursuing
independence, purpose, and meaning in their life. I know a bit about the purpose
and benefits of the organization. However, working first hand with ARCS-SPAN
has made me really appreciate all the hard work and dedication that truly goes
into it. I learned a lot through ARCS-SPAN, like how to start you own business, and
the importance of reaching out for assistance. Part of my job is working on the
Equine Facilitated Learning Program. The program allowed me to spend the day
with horses. I got to groom a horse and admire the horse’s beauty which was
really relaxing. Being in the horse’s presence gives you a new perspective on
things, because you are not able to focus on anything else but the experience.
Being in solitude and nature makes you appreciate the simpler things in life, the
thing’ that matter. I am really grateful for the opportunity to work with ARCS-
SPAN and learn a new set of working skills, people skills, and tech skills I didn’t
have before getting involved.