My favorite "Words of Wisdom" inspired me the most: "We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences." Besides volunteering at the city court and the hospital, I am exploring other avenues to help my fellow man. I started a school tradition that is sure to last: "Bowie Community Service Month." At work, I initiated and coordinated a community activity involving about 40 kids ages 5-10. But greater still, I have inspired.
Along with 3 of my friends who are officers of the youth group and our program site manager and my mentor, we were working on building our capacity with other organizations and local high schools. In particular, we choose to work with one local high school. I was filled with joy to further apply my leadership skills to help out this high school. Even though I did not attend this school, because I got into the Charter program to attend Chamblee High School, the high school was still my home school, so it had all of my childhood friends that I grew up with. With my optimistic face on, I could not wait to start planning for this beautification and meeting our liaison and coordinator.
Over the past few years, I have challenged myself to expand my leadership skills through different extracurriculars. Holding the presidential role in my community service based Interact club is a task that I believe has taught me the most about who I am and where I want to take people. It all started with the courage to speak up with matters that I thought were important. Combatting homelessness in my community is one of my passions, and so many of the volunteer projects I orchestrate carry that theme in mind. Our annual project, "Halloween for Homelessness" involves going door to door asking for non-perishable goods in lieu of traditional candy, to donate back to our community.
After four months, I am proud to say my organization has extended my contract for another two years. As a youth worker, my job duties include working with fifteen high risk South Asian youth from the ages of twelve to nineteen, and our main focus is to prevent crime prevention and gang involvement. This includes providing one-on-one support, counseling for individuals and their families, and to promote educational and social development of the youth of Abbotsford. This can be a really stressful position ... ... middle of paper ... ...hese skills to my organization now and in the future. I have a high Internal Locus of Control, which helps to explain why I am always eager to succeed in all aspects of school and work.
Its a very useful, promising, and beneficial experience that every teen should want to be a part of. Volunteering gives people a sense of fulfilment, and the joy of knowing that so many people need help and being able to be that person to render those services make a better person. Community service should not be a burden for any teenager, but a special gift being giving to the community by a special individual. Community service should be a mandatory high school graduation requirement because it builds ones character, limits the rate of teenage delinquency, and establishes a path for a better future as an individual.
"It's important for students to give back to the community that for a number of years has provided them with a wonderful public education," Superintendent Dr. Frank Tassone said. "This also gives the kids the opportunity for new experiences, whether it be visiting a senior-citizens' home, volunteering in a hospital or working right in the school district in the library or attendance office. From our research, we've learned that in school districts where community service is mandated many kids who might have been reticent or too shy to volunteer have admitted that they were glad they had been forced into participating." Teenagers who do service for their community helps keep it strong for the next generations. Teenagers can tutor, coach, mentor, and support children and peers.
Employees of Pitney Bowes are passionate about their commitment to the community by volunteering their time to help children, families, schools and related charities through thousands of volunteer each year. Corporate responsibility is vital to how business strategy intersects with the qualities and values that makes Pitney Bowes a great company. Pitney Bowes will continue to raise the bar on green manufacturing and energy efficiency to the benefit the company employee’s clients and
The words spoken by William Pollard in 1828 continue to hold truth and meaning for FRC Team 3324. His sentament can be seen through our work as a team, in our school, and in the community. For example, the methods of the past may not apply today, therefore, the Metrobots have embraced and spread the innovation taught by FIRST to their community and beyond. This is demonstrated through contemporary learning in a world where technology is ever-advancing.... To this team, success is defined through positive actions both on and off the field that impact our school and the community. We accomplish this by helping those in need and incorporating STEM into the everyday lives of those they encounter, such as FLL, fundraisers, and volunteering.
The first day I began as a county 4-H Extension Agent was January 23, 2010. As I began my new adventure with WVU Extension Service, my guiding principle for all that I accomplish was and continues to be this desired outcome: youth led by knowledgeable caring adults learn and grow positively so that ultimately youth become caring and skilled members involved in their communities. Now in my fourth year, I have begun to reap some of the benefits from my previous three years of successful efforts. The summer camping season peaks with five summer day camp opportunities, up from three in 2010. Day camps offered an affordable but quality learning environment for younger youth.
The foundation in which I chose is called Be Someone founded by a gentleman by the name of Orrin Hudson. Be Someone is a nonprofit organization that was started with a vision to help inner city youth succeed and use several skills including the game of chess that promotes self – esteem responsibility, analytical thinking and positivity. The mission of Be Someone is “to build character, hope and inspiration so that kids can achieve lifetime goals, realize their full potential and Be Someone”. This organization has only been in existence for a little over twelve years but has made a positive impact on the youth around the United States. As, I sat and watched the founder of the facility I realized that he is a single man with a vision nothing short of excellence.