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Crazy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I want to be crazy. I want to go around at night giving socks to the homeless. I want to stick Post-it notes on public mirrors telling people they are beautiful. I want to give toys to kids who have none. I want to make old people feel... (more »)
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Lunch with Joyce This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Today I was at the mall waiting for friends, when a lady wearing a knit hat and a sweater came up to me and, shivering, said, “I’m homeless. Would you mind buying me some food?” In that split second, everything I’d learned since... (more »)
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Ringing a Bell This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Tracy looks up from her yellow notebook and clears her throat. The noise in the class dies down as we turn toward her. “We're going to be helping the Salvation Army by ringing the bell. Each of you will ring it for four hours,” she... (more »)
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Service For The Better
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A wise man once mused “Those whom help the unfortunate are really helping themselves.” Throughout my community service participation I have always thought about this phenomenal confusing quote. The analysis I endured was when are helping... (more »)
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The Joy of Giving
Someone once said “To help the poor is to help yourself.” Perhaps, that person meant, that helping those in needs will later result in internal satisfaction. I usually never do community service, but when I heard the opportunity to join my... (more »)
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Hope has Four Legs
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When I first walked into the stable that day, I didn't know what to expect. I was here to volunteer to help handicapped kids ride horses for therapy. I must admit, I was scared. Thoughts about the different people I would face, how... (more »)
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Making School Safe for LGBT Teens This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
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I have worked to make schools safe for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) youth for the past three years. Initially, my own coming out experience as a lesbian teen motivated me to make schools more welcoming for gay teens. I still have... (more »)
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The real side of Detroit
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I looked around me as I saw the Detroit I could never see from downtown. Downtown Detroit had beautiful buildings and bridges. Amazing sports arenas and restaurants. Anything you could imagine. Hear, I saw people on the verge of starvation in long... (more »)
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A Chance to Shine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“I want to go home … but I can't … I can't handle school anymore!!! I just want to go somewhere far away from this world where there aren't any schools, homework, and mean teachers.” When I first found this note, my gut clenched and my... (more »)
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Shoes for Africa This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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As an immigrant I have had the opportunity to view the world through many lenses. When I lived in Venezuela I was aware that many people suffered and had to struggle to sustain their families. Arriving in the United States, I knew that I would not... (more »)
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Crates of Books This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I’ve never organized a food drive. I’ve never spent a weekend at a soup kitchen, dishing out food. I’ve never gone on one of my church’s many mission trips. I’ve never been that girl, the one who goes across the world making a difference... (more »)
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A Lesson From Louie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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In my neighborhood is a homeless shelter. The first few years I lived here, I walked by it like any other building; the only person I interacted with was a man with Down syndrome who often got lost and needed to be helped back. But this summer, my... (more »)
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Together as one.
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There comes a time in everyone's life where a disaster happens. And this time im talking about something bigger then that bad grade you got in science, or that ugly divorce your parents are going through. It's easy to get caught up in... (more »)
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Young Angels
Exhausted and completely out of breath, it was the end of swim practice on a cold winter evening. All of my friends and I charged into the locker room in hope of snatching the first steamy shower. I ran under the spout as warm water trickled down... (more »)
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Spoiled This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“Please, Mom. It's on sale for $24.99! It's Abercrombie, and you know how expensive that store is!” I whined, my eyes brimming with tears. “Exactly. I don't see why you can't just get the one at Gap for five bucks! You can get five for... (more »)
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Stuff the Bus This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I've always heard that community service is the best way to help out. I have tried different types. I have chosen a child's name from a Christmas tree to donate presents, I have volunteered in homeless shelters, and I have donated food for those... (more »)
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