Most Recent Community Service Articles

Here are the most recent community service articles:

A Christmas Crossroad This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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It was December 16, 2015. If you were to go on any of my classmates’ social media sites, you wouldn’t find the latest tweet, post, or blog. Everyone was busy studying for the semester finals … that is, everybody except me and... (more »)
How to Become Your Best Self This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Although teenagers would like to say that we have already become our best selves, in reality we haven’t. Mentally and physically we are still growing; our minds and bodies continue to develop as we experience new things. Becoming... (more »)
Success Kid Entreprenuers
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Caleb Maddix is a 15 year old entrepreneur, author, social media influencer, world’s #1 success and entrepreneurship mentor for kids. He has written six amazing and inspiring books including Keys to Success for Kids and Unstoppable Confidence.... (more »)
Success Kid Entreprenuers
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Caleb Maddix is a 15 year old entrepreneur, author, social media influencer, world’s #1 success and entrepreneurship mentor for kids. He has written six amazing and inspiring books including Keys to Success for Kids and Unstoppable Confidence.... (more »)
Finding the Riches in Poverty This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Living in many different countries is not an opportunity most people get to experience, but for me it is just a part of my life. I have lived in four countries over the course of just 14 years; starting a life in each new place is as exciting... (more »)
The Good After Maria
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I’m not one to focus on the bad things that happen in this world because I would rather focus on the good. Believe me, there is still good in this world despite the terrible events that keep happening all around us. For instance, when hurricane... (more »)
My Traveling Library This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Earlier this year, I created the Gustine Traveling Library by transforming an old ice cream cart into a portable library. I wanted to spread literacy to young people and seniors in my community. I hoped to get kids outside and reading books... (more »)
Artwork for Elders: My Service Journey
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You don’t have to look far to find people to help. In my case, it was only 13 miles.   I remember going over to my adopted Aunt and Uncle’s house to eat Armenian food. Aunt Alice always made scrumptious rice pilaf and... (more »)
Teaching to Learn
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Some 7000 miles away from sunny Southern California, there lies a village in China. It’s almost eerily quiet, composed of only a few winding streets and bookended by greenery and reddish-ochre dirt. You can walk in one end and out the... (more »)
The Little Garden
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 A neighbor drops off four yogurt containers worth of banana peels, frozen oranges, and rotten lettuce into the bucket as I weigh a bunch of gloppy food scraps. After weighing the food scraps, I mix them with brown leaves and pour the... (more »)
Not Your Typical Donor
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I am not your typical donor. I've never sacrificed a drop of my blood, an extremity, or an organ, as of yet. I've never had the opportunity to help unfortunate souls in Haiti or run a marathon for charity. What I have provided to my community,... (more »)
Community Service
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As a member of the Boy Scouts of America, I find myself helping out at many different community service events. I am always willing to help out at special events and assist people. I do many events at the Smithtown United Methodist Church, where... (more »)
People in Distress
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When I first heard a mission organization was coming to our town, I couldn’t help but wondering why Cannon Falls? We are a little town that seems just fine. We seem normal and not in dire need of help. Regardless they were coming. Four... (more »)
SOAR Ministry
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I volunteer in a ministry that is called SOAR. This stands for Special Opportunities Abilities and Relationships. SOAR is all about working with special needs kids and their families. Every few months, my church hosts a SOAR respite night. This... (more »)
Open Letter to Veterans
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Dear Veteran, “It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom... (more »)
Fixing Our Streets
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A problem can be defined as a situation that needs to be dealt with or overcome. People all over the world have to face different problems everyday; however, one problem that the people of Lakeview have to face everyday is the streets. Now,... (more »)
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