Career Path

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Career Path

After searching various sites, I found someone’s career path that I can say I truly admire. The person I have chosen is Robin Segal who received a Use Your Life Award from Oprah Winfrey in 2002 for her work with Camp Harmony, a summer camp for homeless children.

Segal has an extensive educational background which has prepared her for her work with children. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Arizona and then her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California.

Segal has also mastered the art of carrying out multiple personal responsibilities and career tasks. She is a wife, married to husband Steve for over 12 years, and a mother. She is a substitute teacher for the Beverly Hills School District. She is the founder of Camp Harmony, a summer camp which helps homeless children to escape their troubled lives and lift their spirits. She is also the co-director of Beverly Hills Sports Camp, as well as their administrator. She also founded United in Harmony, a non-profit charity that services homeless children in the Los Angeles area.

Segal’s Organizations and Achievements

Camp Harmony, founded by Segal, is located in the Malibu Hills in California and fully accredited by the American Camping Association. It caters to impoverished and homeless children, providing a sleepover camp experience at no cost to its campers. It is meant to provide these troubled children with a safe and fun experience allowing them a break from their everyday struggles. The counselors of the camp, typically high school students, actually pay to work there and in turn learn about the less fortunate and gain valuable community service experience. Their motto is “Give them all the love they can take and all the food they need”. Besides participating in a variety of activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, sports, and hiking they also instill in campers the importance of staying in school, build up their self-esteem, and...