School Counseling Personal Statement

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I would be lying if I said I have always known I would pursue school counseling. However, my interest was sparked two years ago when I was recalling the experience I had with my Native American liaison in high school. He was one of the biggest influences in my life, and really helped me discover who I was as a Native individual in this world. He helped me find my identity, which had felt lost for so long as I struggled to find a balance between my Native American heritage, and my Caucasian heritage. As I reflected back on these experiences I realized what I wanted to do with my life; help our youth. In my culture youth wellness is extremely valued, because their wellness is essential to a healthy future for the people. I would like to honor my teachings, and pursue…show more content…
While I know much of a school counselor's role is administrative work, it is important to me to reach out to my students. I want all of my students to know that they can come to me at anytime, for anything they may need. It is important to me that they don’t feel intimidated to ask for help, and that they get the resources they deserve out of the school system. I also want to do my best to make school a safe environment for every student. I want to work with the school to create programs or clubs that make students feel welcome, comfortable, and most importantly safe. Another goal that I have for my future career as a school counselor is to be multiculturally competent, so I can really listen to students struggles. The school district I aim to work for (Marysville School District) is made up of a very diverse population. There will be students from my tribe, and other tribes in Marysville school district and I want to ensure they have a comfortable, and good experience in the schooling system. There will also be many students who come from a different background than me, and I want to make them feel validated, and
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