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Most Recent Community Service Articles

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The Power of Giving
I was confused as my aunt escorted me to the kitchen with bustling cooks and servers in ultimate chaos in the Anna’s House in Hadaewon- dong, Korea. My aunt worked as a volunteer for the Anna’s House, a homeless shelter welcoming any... (more »)
Half the Sky
I wasn’t born in America, and I never knew my birth parents.  I can’t even picture their faces.  I was adopted from China at the age of three and a half.  As I grew up, I began to question the world around me, and the identity crisis I... (more »)
Special Friends Are Special People
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When I began my journey of working with the special needs students at my school and in turn creating the Special Friends Club, the last thing on my mind was community service. I knew the minute I started my first day of 6th grade that I wanted... (more »)
One Pet at a Time 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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Tucked away behind numerous trucking companies in Hickory, North Carolina, is my home away from home, my happy place. When my faith in humanity needs to be restored, there really is nothing like coming to this animal shelter. Every year many... (more »)
Relay for Life
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Spring means many things. For some, spring is planting and cleaning. For others, spring is sports or the beginning of the end of school. For me, spring means Relay for Life. Relay for Life is an event in which you stay overnight on your school... (more »)
Empowerment Through Fashion This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
Yves Saint Laurent once said, "…fashion (is) not only to make a woman more beautiful but also to give them confidence."  This quote came to life for me when I organized a community service event for young girls called “Empowerment Through... (more »)
A Year With SHADE
As a junior midway through the third quarter of my third year in high school, I can reflect on the time I’ve spent in High School in terms of “Before” and “After.”  Before, I had been a part of many community... (more »)
Baltimore Riots
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Dejay and Tim live in Baltimore, Maryland. They see everything around them going down the drain. People that don’t even live in their town are destroying it, they are looting and burning buildings, and for what because a man was killed.... (more »)
How I Was Affected
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I am part of a group called the antlers and we focus on helping people with disabilities and veterans. I help at canteens which is a dance for people with disabilities such as but not limited to down syndrome. After helping at my third canteen I... (more »)
Inequality is Dead
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                                           Inequality is Dead. *For the White Male Student Whose Parents Make More Than $200,000 a... (more »)
Volunteering at Union Hospital
 My name is Lindsey, I am sixteen years old and I am a volunteer. It's like an AA meeting, right? As soon as you say those four little words, you’re marked for good as a “goody two shoes” “Brown noser” or... (more »)
How the Boys and Girls Club Has Become a Part...
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He was a small boy. At first he did not say anything. Eventually, I was able to get that his name was Walter and he was in third grade. I was going to tutor him for the remainder of the school year. I remember how awkward our first tutoring... (more »)
Little Miss Sunshine Cart This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I’ve known I wanted to be a nurse since the day I took my dad’s stitches out. It was early evening, and Dad was hunched over the bathroom sink, shirtless, trying in vain to remove the thin blue sutures from the still-pink –... (more »)
Nursing Home Helper This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Tick, tick, tick. Teeth brushed, school over, homework done. It was a Friday, and starting today, Fridays meant a trip to a senior nursing home downtown. This particular nursing home was special. The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services of... (more »)
Changing the World by Ending World Hunger
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Is it really possible if you could feed a hungry person right in the comfort of your own home while learning and having fun? Many of you may think that's not possible; however, I'm here to tell you that it is. FreeRice is an online... (more »)
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Coffee, Work, and Connections
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Surprisingly enough, one of my favorite activities is working, specifically as a barista at Cabin Fever Coffee.  After two years and nearly countless hours, I decided that high school athletics were not for me.  Sitting around the house and... (more »)
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