I’ve really come to enjoy my time with JEM.
When I tell people that I work as a lifeguard, they think of it as just a summer job to pay for school until I tell them about all of the amazing opportunities I’ve been able to have, and then they think it is super cool, and become curious about it.
I’ve been able to instruct and work at different facilities in Hawaii, Tennessee, Florida and so many more!
JEM is all about playing to your strengths while simultaneously pushing you outside your comfort zone if you’ll allow it.
I’ve been able to teach lifeguarding classes in English and Spanish while pushing me to learn new lifelong skills that apply outside of lifeguarding such as discipline, confidence, and empathy and apply that to working with others.
If you told me on my first day of work that I’d be where I am today, I wouldn’t believe you, but I am so glad that I am.
Adam Miguel Alcantar