Today we visited Bayside Community Center and the executive director was another very inspiring man. When he first received the job, the center was bankrupt. He did not know what to do because firstly he was new, and he knew how much the center meant to the people, but he had no money to fund it. Then suddenly, a real estate agent came and offered to buy his property in order to build a school, which lined up perfectly with the mission of the community center. The way in which he spoke was so genuine and inspiring, and you could really tell that he loved his community. Afterwards, we participated in a Zumba class with the other seniors who were there. The class was really fun and I expected it to be minimal movement, but we were all sweating. At the end of the class, one of the seniors came up to me and told me that I was a good dancer. She said that she was watching me and that I “really knew how to move my feet”. She also said that I should be a Zumba instructor someday which I found to be really cute. The seniors there were very active, lively, and so kind. In the future, I want to go back and either volunteer or visit that center because its mission and values struck a chord with me. I want to be able to help out there because I like to work with children and the elderly.