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Most Recent Community Service Articles

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A Twin’s Journey into Autism This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am one of those rare people who has the good fortune to be a twin. My sister, Isabella, and I share many traits, tastes, and opinions, but there is one important difference between us: Isabella is autistic. Autism affects one in 88... (more »)
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At Home at the Shelter This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. When I first came across this fact, I couldn’t grasp the immensity of it. I was aware of domestic violence, but I hadn’t realized it is so prevalent.... (more »)
Humbly Helping Homeless
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I’m sure most people can relate to this situation. You’re strolling along a city street, maybe on your way to a day of shopping or a nice dinner out. Somewhere along your trek, you pass by a beggar seated on the street’s... (more »)
The Difference I Wanted To See
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My whole world changed the day I received news I had a health condition called epilepsy. I was responsible for things I had never even known existed such as medications and neurologist appointments. People kept telling me “I’m so proud of... (more »)
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The R.E.A.L.Z. Project
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    I have known all my life I had a natural focus towards minorities, in history as well as current issues. I have always known eventually I would need a way to place my heart in that subject. However, at the end of my junior year, I... (more »)
The Price of Generosity This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The sun was setting and the tiny shops were starting to close their wooden doors. But elsewhere, everything was just getting started; Madrid, the capital city of Spain, was coming to life. On the large historic plaza, performers and skaters... (more »)
Nonprofit Entrepreneurs This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I didn’t set out to build my friends’ confidence when I asked them to get involved in community service, but that has been the result. My cousin Tyler Trujillo and I cofounded Reach the Sky, a nonprofit organization created by kids... (more »)
Children's Hunger Fund
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When was the last time you wondered if a meal would be your last? Generally, Americans live a more opulent lifestyle than the rest of the world - what Americans consider the poorer class would be considered the rich class in most other... (more »)
Holiday Festival
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Imagine the feeling of giving someone a holiday miracle. Someone that does not know who Santa is, or who does not get eight nights filled with presents. Imagine lighting up this person’s face, and maybe even changing their life a little... (more »)
Happiness for the Holidays
On December 5th, 2014 my high school held its annual Holiday Festival. This years’ theme was Frozen, which is a notable children’s movie about an Ice princess’s ability to express her inner powers. The halls were draped with... (more »)
Africa: The Richest Continent
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My legs ached and my fingers trembled as the latter clutched a small stick of chalk. I couldn’t see them, but behind me I knew the eyes of 30 children lay upon me waiting on tenterhooks for my next action. The room was silent, rousing a... (more »)
Helping Out Your Community
  People usually don't tend to like to do community service. Some people are just selfish and do not like to go out of their way to help out their community. Others do a lot community work. I'm not saying that I go out and do tons... (more »)
My Second Home
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I sit on the floor and throw the tennis ball across the room. The cream-colored Labrador Beagle mix darts across the room, reaching it right before the ball hits the water bowl. He then hops back to me panting, his tongue sticking out from the... (more »)
I Have You This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“Hey, Josh, it’s okay. We’ll see each other next summer.” I pushed my friend’s wheelchair toward his van, trying to act like I wasn’t upset. He turned and stared at me, clutching Moosie, his stuffed moose.... (more »)
The Children’s Center This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“Umm … “ Rafael bites the tip of his pencil as he stares at the math problem in front of him: 11 x 7. In my head I’m screaming 77, but don’t say a word. I simply glance at him, smile, and ask, “You want some... (more »)
Take the Challenge?
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Teens everywhere are always stuck in their phones. Social media has taken over our generation. Kids these days are getting less sleep and less excersize due to our electronics. This month is the month of giving. Try giving to people around you... (more »)
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