Monthly Archives: November 2010
Tutoring kids, writing for my local community radio, teaching the photography club, and visiting an old age home. That’s what my schedule looked like last year. When I was a senior in high school, towards the end of the year I had a lot of time on my hands. Instead of wasting my time, I decided to take advantage of it and serve my community. Teaching kids that want to learn, providing entertainment and news to others, visiting the elderly and putting a smile on their faces. As a Baruch Scholar, we receive free tuition, a laptop, early registration and a lot more. Since we are given great opportunities I feel it is important we give back to our community. This year my group and I decided to volunteer at a non profit organization, the Make A Wish Foundation. This foundation grants one wish to ill children. That becomes very life changing for the children and the people around them. It gives them something to look forward to and hope for. One sick girl wished to be an actress and the Make a Wish foundation had her star on their commercial. At times it may seem impossible to grant every wish, but with their hard work and dedication these volunteers do a great job turning dreams into reality. I am not positive about what my role in this volunteer project will be, but I am hoping it will be a life changing experience and that I will be a great help!