To change the world is an impossible goal, but to change the world around you is something anyone can do, ultimately leading to a ripple and changing the world further. My involvements in my community, family and job have taught me how to be an asset to society, making a
1) As a Roncalli student, I have been able to participate in many memorable service activities both as an individual and in a large group. From freshman year, I have accumulated the most service during the summer time when I have had the opportunity to be involved coaching youth teams in different sports. This service is the most special to me because it is a way for me to volunteer in activities that I myself love and have a passion for. It has taught me a lot, and I think I have gotten as much out of it as the girls I coach have. Another notable service is the service I was able to participate in with my classmates as a volunteer at Journey Home. This service really opened my eyes to the issues people and families face here in Aberdeen. I was happy that I was able to experience and learn something new while helping a cause and helping people in my own community that I otherwise would have never known about. This year, I was also able to volunteer to be a group leader at a Roncalli Junior High Retreat. When I was younger I always knew it was something I wanted to experience and I loved being there. It was great to meet the younger kids and help them along throughout the day while they experienced a retreat for the first time. I hope to continue these service activities as I get older and move out of my time in high school wherever I end up.
While volunteering at Discovery Challenger I have exclusively worked with a blind man named Geno. My service to the Discovery Challenger Program has positively affected the community in that the athletes that required a helper were able to have me as one despite the limited number of volunteers who helped the athletes. Another community service I committed myself to while in high school was the club Life is Delicious. Life is Delicious is a club that between two and three times Year members of the club cook a warm meal at the high school, and then some go to the St. Vincent DePaul Homeless Shelter in Waterbury. At the end of my sophomore year I was named Co-President of the club. As a member of the club I went to all of the cooking and serving activities and was able to help the homeless of Waterbury by giving them a warm meal. The most impactful service I performed in my opinion was during my junior year when I was the organizer for the Penguin Plunge. During my junior year I thought that it would be a good idea for the basketball team to do the Penguin Plunge in order to raise money for Special Olympics Connecticut as I had done so in the previous two years. So, I approached the athletic director
For my service project, I chose to work at the Meadowlark Meals organization. This organization takes in donations of food and uses them to make meals for children at the school to take home on the weekends. If these children did not take this food home, they would not eat at all over the weekend. I chose to work at this organization because I love kids and it is sad to see them hungry when I have plenty of food to eat. I wanted to make a difference in their lives and I thought that this organization could help me accomplish that.
The community service that changed my outlook on life is my missions trip to Haiti. When I saw how the Haitians lived day by day, I realized that my life in America is extraordinary compared to theirs. My dream is to send musical instruments to anyone who wants to play in their church.
For my Civic Responsibility Project, I chose to volunteer at Paws Humane, a non-profit organization in Columbus that provides shelter for homeless pets and aides in placing them with a fit owner. Paws rescues captured strays from Animal Control and accepts owner-surrendered animals. The accepted animals range from dogs and cats of all ages to small critters, such as rabbits. Paws has a no-kill policy, so the animals not adopted remain at the shelter until they finally find a home. Unfortunately, some animals remain at the shelter longer than others; some have been at the shelter 300+ days. Paws does not only adopt out animals though; they operate a clinic next door that offers affordable spay and neutering. These surgeries are an important
My most recent community involvement activity was being a volunteer baseball coach. As a coach, I was responsible for running drills in practice, holding practices when no other coaches were available, and keeping the score book during games. Being able to share my live of baseball has always been a passion of mine, and it was the most gratifying part of being a coach. I loved being able to help others love baseball as much as I do, all while improving their skills.
One community service that I have done with my dad is Brooklyn Nets Basketball camp. It was for the community of Brooklyn and It was for the kids and to get them better at the sport. Therefore they had NBA players like, Chris McCullough, Sergey Karasev, Rondae-Hollis Jefferson. Those NBA players came to the camp and they interacted with the kids. However, all that was great but the best part of the camp was to have the kids ask the NBA players questions. That was when we got to take a step in their shoes and learn from their experience.
My BU 101 community service project involved volunteering at the Owensboro animal shelter. Some of the tasks we were responsible for completing were spraying down and cleaning the litter pans, spraying out the dog cages, cleaning out the cat cages, filling the animals food and water bowls, bathing the animals,
A community service where I continually volunteer my time is the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Homework Club. I have been a part of the club for three years with the Holy Family Catholic Elementary School as a Mentor. The Homework Club is a after-school mentoring program offered to boys and girls in grades 3 to 8 who require academic, social and emotional support, and would benefit from one-to-one homework mentoring with a high school student volunteer. The Homework Club meets for one hour every week after school. Currently, I have volunteered around 80 hours with this program.
The community service activity that is most meaningful to me is becoming a research volunteer for the Stanford P.A.N.S. clinic. P.A.N.D.A.S. (pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with strep infections) is an autoimmune disorder that results in swelling of the brain when exposed to strep bacteria or infection. When i was diagnosed with PANS at age nine, i wanted to do everything in my power to help find a cure and give hope to others with this life changing disease. I didn't have control over my health, but i wanted to do everything I could to provide the doctors with valuable information and help sick kids find a cure.
For our Senior Community Impact Project, we’ve asked to interview Ms. Imani Butler, A person who is studying to be a doctor and is heavily involved with a hospital so that they can help guide us with our project as a mentor. They were kind enough to take time out of their busy schedule to answer our questions and concerns that we may have. Ms. Butler also stated that her answers would be from a perspective of a long-term with direct volunteering point of view rather than one that was short terms or indirect volunteering services.
The most personally impactful of my community service has been the work I have done to benefit those with intellectual disabilities, and special-needs. Some of my involvement includes coordinating and volunteering for the annual Kids with Disabilities Fishing Day event in my hometown, raising funds
I have about a total of 100 hours of community services. I have obtained these hours through the school organizations that I am involved in. These organizations include National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, and this year I am the leader of the blood drive through American Red Blood Cross. Being a People to People Student Ambassador showed me that the smallest actions can have the greatest impacts.
Community Service I have been a part of a couple different organizations for community service over my high school career. The two organizations that I have been a part of for community service is for NJB and for NJROTC. In NJ I have helped in setting up and cleaning up the