Middle College’s Community Building Kick-Off

middle collegeMiddle College senior and Commissioner of Activities for the Associated Students of Skyline College (ASSC) Ellaine Arroyo created and hosted a Minute-to-Win-It Games event for the Middle College students. This event was held on January 17, 2020 and January 24, 2020 for the juniors and seniors respectively.

The purpose of this event was to encourage more Middle College students to participate in more ASSC and Skyline College events as well as to create a strong connection with ASSC and Middle College. The event consisted of various head-to-head, two vs. two and team games, one favorite being the “Knee Trembler”, a relay race where the teams worked together to get as many stress balls as they can into the hula hoop. The students learned a lot about teamwork, communication and community building from the hands-on experience they received from playing the games.

Middle College junior Xavier Garza stated that “from this experience, I learned how to better work with each other and collaborate, while gaining the ability to persevere. The lesson I got from this was that even if something may seem hard we should keep going and not give up.” Middle College senior Joanne Leung also talked about how the event went and stated that “it was very fun and relaxing. It helped to release my stress.” The teamwork these students applied not only helped them enjoy and win the games, but also learn one main takeaway: the importance of developing soft skills through collaboration and strengthening relationships.

Even though this was a small event for Middle College students, this event is a stepping stone to creating future events that includes every student along with Middle College. Special thanks to ASSC and the Middle College program for supporting this event.

To see another recap of the event, visit Ellaine’s Adobe Spark page.

Article and Photo by Ellaine Arroyo

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