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 »)
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 »)
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 »)
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 »)
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 »)
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 »)
“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 »)
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 »)
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 »)
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 »)
“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 »)
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 »)
Strange word, isn’t it? I looked it up in an online dictionary, and it asked me if I meant “balkhash.” However, Salkehatchie is not a made-up word. In addition to being the name of a river in South... (more »)
Make me a joke so I can make people laugh.
Make me a medicine so I can cure all ills.
Make me a blanket so I can keep others warm.
Make me a shield so I can protect the frightened.
Make me a story so I can spark... (more »)
To many it seemed that Khloe would never break out of her shell. She had a learning disability, felt the need to stick to a routine, and was always too shy to speak in class. I was given the assignment (and later realized privilege) of dancing... (more »)
June 26, 2015: the day that changed the world for 43% of its populations. The day that gay marriage became legal in all fifty states yet we are still seeing outbursts of discrimination (“50 States”). When searching the phrase on... (more »)