Having a dog with you all the time can be frustrating some days. But getting up every day and working my hardest to make my dog the best he can be is so worth it. Being a servant-leader doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll change the world, but through this organization I have the opportunity to change one person’s world. I can’t say it enough – it’s worth it.
AGS has taught me a great deal about leadership by placing me in a position where I’m both a leader and someone who’s led. I’ve learned how to effectively and respectfully communicate with people in all ranks. I’ve learned that a strong leader makes sacrifices for the good of those they lead and the cause they serve. I’ve learned how to work with all kinds of people. I’ve learned how to handle criticism and disrespect from others, and how to persevere through conflict.
Aggie Guide-Dogs and Service-Dogs (AGS), is a student-run organization that began in 1997. Our misison is to educate about, fundraise for, and promote the training and use of service dogs and to increase awareness about how these animals help the individuals with disabilities. Our goals are to train puppies to become service dogs, fundraise for these service dogs, and educate the public about service dogs.
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By : Audrey Bratton ’15