Diversity Essay Idea

SpartanDawg_4

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Does this sound like a good idea for a diversity essay?
I want to talk about how I have diversity of experience, working with all different groups of people with different health problems or challenges.
Starting in 3rd grade, I was a peer-to-peer partner for a boy with autism, and later tutored a boy with down syndrome. I also babysat two brothers with autism in high school. In college, I joined a youth ministry and have been working with high school kids for the past 3 years. I also work as a CNA at a nursing home. Finally, my brother also has pretty severe bipolar with psychosis, and my mom has multiple sclerosis, so I was thinking I could talk about how I've worked with and helped lots of different people at largely different ages with different struggles, and what I've learned from them.
 

Monkeymojo

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This kind of sounds like a 'greatest challenge'/'why medicine' essay that you are tweaking, which there is nothing wrong with! However, just make sure it is fully covering the topic from the diversity standpoint. By that I mean you really only talk about other people in your post and not how these events affected/changed you. If you allow the reader to see you internalize these experiences than you will not just show "diversity of experience" but instead be showcased as the diverse/unique individual you truly are.
 
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Does this sound like a good idea for a diversity essay?

In college, I joined a youth ministry and have been working with high school kids for the past 3 years. I also work as a CNA at a nursing home.
A lot of people have sick family members. Fine for adversity, not diversity.

Either of the two above would be fine for me.
 
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