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Bind Together: Transgender help
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To make the world a better place, you have to take it one step at a time. To begin, I am going to make baby steps, yet make a large leap for a minority. My project is to help out Transgenders around new york, and hopefully, sooner or later, the... (more »)
Wiping Out Boredom
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I live in Ireland. Just in case you don't know where that is it's very close to England and has a population of four million. Everyone that lives anywhere else would probably say how lucky I am. And generally I am. It is beautiful, the wild... (more »)
Committing to the Community
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Having many opportunities to volunteer in middle school has been, one of the most amazing experiences in my life. Volunteering has taught me so much about myself. My biggest volunteer opportunity is at Portico Community Church. I have... (more »)
Fashion Show Fund-Raiser This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Yves Saint Laurent once said, “I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.” This quote came to life for me when I organized a community service... (more »)
The Fight Against Childhood Cancer
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Today many teenagers all over the world, including myself, participate in Community Service as a way to give back to their community. For the past seven years, my family and I have played a major role in the St. Baldricks Foundation. St.... (more »)
How Volunteering Changed Me
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I began volunteering at a hospital in August 2014, and I can honestly say it has had more of an influence on me than I would have ever thought. When I first filled out the forms to begin volunteering, I only thought I would be applying to do a... (more »)
Camp Lookout
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I am a member of the Morrisville LEO'S club, a volunteer organization for high school students. We do things such as can and bottle drives, helping old ladies move heavy objects around her house, ringing bells for the salvation army, and helping... (more »)
Building Up New Orleans
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The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering” The people of New Orleans know this saying quite well. On August 29th, 2005, Hurricane... (more »)
Traumatic Injustices
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We all have that one happy memory that sticks  out to us from our childhood that we hold onto and never let go of. But what happens if it is a bad memory? A traumatizing one? Those are the ones we don’t not want to remember, and no... (more »)
Shelter Dogs to Therapy Dogs
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Undermanned, underfunded, and overcrowded. No, I am not talking about the shoddy California prison system; I am referring to the embarrassing state that animal shelters across the country are facing these days. Shelters are hammered into the... (more »)
Romania’s Orphans This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
“Poverty alleviation is about reconciling people’s relationships, not about putting bandages over particular manifestations of underlying brokenness,” write Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert in their book When Helping Hurts. I... (more »)
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Miracles at Double H Ranch This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Imagine not being able to go horseback riding at camp or do arts and crafts with friends because you are too sick to leave the hospital. Double H Ranch is an escape from that reality for sick kids; any kid with a life-threatening illness like... (more »)
How Computer Science is Community Service
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A majority of students desire to make a difference in their chosen field after they leave a university. The world is suddenly larger than your parents' home and the town in which you reside. It is the butterfly effect applied in a more literal... (more »)
Special Needs Playgroup
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The volunteer work I do is in a nursery for special needs children. It started about 5 years ago; my mum already volunteered there. I was going through a rough patch at school, so my mum suggested I go to work with her for the morning. It was... (more »)
Of Huge Appetites
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“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.” These lines come from one of the world’s most influential philosophers and educators—Confucius.... (more »)
Nameless Child This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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My story begins in the wee of hours of the morning in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. “Eader, Eader,” Osmack whispered, urgently butchering the pronunciation of my name. His gnarled hand gently shook my shoulder. “Ahhhhh,... (more »)
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