3rd Year Medical Student
My name is Jean Fleuriscar and I am currently a third year medical student in the CUNY School of Medicine. In Arms Reach was one of the most impactful volunteer experiences that I’ve had. Working with the young students, coming from under-resourced communities not dissimilar to my own, was very gratifying. Although they came from difficult socioeconomic situations, when they arrived, they would immediately be immersed in the educational experience. Their focus would be the activities that we planned, with the goal of piquing their interest in STEM fields. Every week I would see their young minds working through, and solving, the problems we presented to them. Their enthusiasm and curiosity were incredible. In my opinion, In Arms Reach is an indispensable resource to the community.