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A Solemn Service
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Los Angeles; January 11, 2014. The doors of a bland tourist bus hissed open to let the cold 6:00 AM air in. Following a group of student volunteers, I stumbled along in a morning stupor. Our mission was simple: we were to help at an orphanage,... (more »)
Giving A Piece of Herself This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I was sitting at the island in my kitchen. My mom stood in front of me, barely keeping the tears from spilling over. Her blonde hair framed her flushed face, and her hands twisted uncomfortably as she told me that my three-year-old cousin had... (more »)
Lettering In Community Service Should Be Banned
By , Edina, MN
I love being able to help others, whether it's picking up trash around my neighborhood, or helping the old lady walk across the street while she tells me stories about how her grandson tries to teach her how to "text message on my... (more »)
Turn wasted food into worthy food This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I’m part of the Roots & Shoots programme, founded by Dr Jane Goodall, DBE. It’s all about making positive changes in the world. As Dr Goodall says, “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want... (more »)
Fifteen Orphans This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
“In five years, at least 12 of the 15 children standing before you will most likely be dead.” As I watched the orphans playing on the solitary tire swing that functioned as their playground, the words the ­orphanage's director had spoken... (more »)
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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Jambo, Bwana This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Jambo Jambo, Bwana Habari gani? Mzuri sana! Wageni, mwakaribishwa Tanzania Hakuna matata! Jambo Jambo, Bwana Habari gani? Mzuri sana! Wageni, mwakaribishwa Tanzania Hakuna matata! The first of many lessons I... (more »)
The Reading Room 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 been hearing about Haiti all my life. My parents first got involved in 1991 when my father went to Haiti as part of a church group. While there, he visited a school called École Agape and realized that it didn't take a lot of money to... (more »)
Community Service for the Future Citizens
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As a ninth grade student in high school, I found out that one of my biggest passions was writing. With the ability of putting every kind of idea I had in my head on a piece of paper, I wrote a story about a young man who grew into a sport and... (more »)
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Community Service Award Essay
By , plymouth, MI
One day I saw my grandfather at a store and I saw him looking around for things. I told myself that I was going to go over there and help him carry his groceries because he looked like he was struggling a bit. I went over there and asked him if he... (more »)
The Gift of Giving
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Last summer I went on a two-week mission trip with my church to San Martin de Porres, Peru. Let me inform you that I have traveled all across the world- from the Louvre, to the Caribbean, but nothing was as shocking as when I first arrived in... (more »)
Believe in a Beautiful World
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‘The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves’ – Jane Goodall. Animal advocates are always criticized for helping animals over human beings. In a world of starving children, poverty and war, why are you... (more »)
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How I Can Help My Community
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What can I do to help my community? In my community there are many service activities I can get involved in weather its community service or feeding the poor with the PB&J ministry. I am only in my teen years so I have lots of clothes that I... (more »)
Peanutbutter and Jelly Sandwiches
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"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." -- Dr. Seuss I never started high school with the intention of joining as many community service clubs as I could find. I never planned... (more »)
World Hunger, At Various Ages
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The fact of world hunger has always disturbed me. I find it appalling that even today, as agriculturally productive as we are as a global community, many in the world are still hungry. At the same time, I am deeply impressed with many... (more »)
Communtiy Service
A couple of years ago, I volunteered at a food pantry not far from where I live. The food pantry was where people that are struggling with financial reasoning could go and get groceries if they qualified. This experience changed my perspective of... (more »)
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