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Top Voted Community Service Articles

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Volunteering with Church
You may think "What could a teen do to help out?" Well let me first tell you I'm an honors student at FHS. I'm apart of the marching band, pep band, and concert band. I'm apart of the chess team, improv troop, and drama team. I go to church at... (more »)
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Citizenship in America
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As many may have noticed, we lightly toss the word citizenship around, as if it were a meaningless, dust covered, worthless book without words. Many do not fully understand what it truly involves. They plainly refer to someone who legally... (more »)
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Do Good for You and Others
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I save lives every week by volunteering at Cats in Need. I take care of cats and help them find good owners. Without people like me to help, these cats would be euphonized. I take great pride in knowing I save an animal from conditions that are... (more »)
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Shoes for Africa This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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As an immigrant I have had the opportunity to view the world through many lenses. When I lived in Venezuela I was aware that many people suffered and had to struggle to sustain their families. Arriving in the United States, I knew that I would not... (more »)
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The ABCs of Korean This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
“Ga, na, da, ra.” They recite in unison as I point to the intricate ­Korean alphabets. Hmm … too easy? Facing the whiteboard, I carefully form a word incorporating these ­elaborate characters, crossing my fingers for someone to shout... (more »)
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loud and scattered
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The kid’s chatter is loud and scattered, their smiles bored but gentle, as they are every Wednesday. I walk into the room as my watch beeps 3:45, and try to help with the hustle and bustle of organizing our class. I search the swarm of faces for... (more »)
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Children of Abraham
Children of Abraham This article is to tell you about the work that I do for the Children of Abraham. Our main goal is to provide third world countries with the equiptment that they need. Not to long ago we sent at least twenty pieces of... (more »)
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My Community Involvement
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My broad involvement in the community, both on the local and international level, has impacted its many diverse cultures in a positive manner. When one strives to ameliorate the conditions of race relations, one must target their specific needs,... (more »)
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You Don't Know Until You Do
I live in Trump Towers in Manhattan’s posh Upper West Side. I own a gorgeous house in the Hamptons equipped with a pool and a tennis court. I attend an exclusive New York private prep school. But I’m not stuck up. Well…maybe... (more »)
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Saying Goodbye to Diana
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I lay on a cold floor in a Honduran orphanage, drifting in and out of sleep. Above me, the American movie, Hoot, is shone from a projector onto the wall. Kids are crowded around me; many are sprawled out on top of each other as they stare at the... (more »)
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Crates of Books This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I’ve never organized a food drive. I’ve never spent a weekend at a soup kitchen, dishing out food. I’ve never gone on one of my church’s many mission trips. I’ve never been that girl, the one who goes across the world making a difference... (more »)
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Purple Paint
Entering the lower ninth ward of New Orleans is a brutal wake-up call. Window boards that residents put up before Hurricane Katrina still remain on crumbling houses. Now the wood is graying with a thousand days of age. August 29th was the... (more »)
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Young Angels
Exhausted and completely out of breath, it was the end of swim practice on a cold winter evening. All of my friends and I charged into the locker room in hope of snatching the first steamy shower. I ran under the spout as warm water trickled down... (more »)
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My E-Soccer Experience
Jimmy Carter once said, “Throughout my life, I've seen the difference that volunteering efforts can make in people's lives. I know the personal value of service as a local volunteer”. Volunteering can really bring out the true... (more »)
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The Kingston Nursing Home
Hi, I am going to write about my girl scout troup going to this Nursing Home. Going there might sound boring to some people but it is really fun to hang out there and talk to the people and staff that live and also work there. I go there to help... (more »)
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Lunch with Joyce This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Today I was at the mall waiting for friends, when a lady wearing a knit hat and a sweater came up to me and, shivering, said, “I’m homeless. Would you mind buying me some food?” In that split second, everything I’d learned since... (more »)
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