Youth Forward scholarship 2016 – Volunteerism Impact

Name: Clarissa Kitching
From: Detroit, Michigan
Grade: 11
School: Cass Technical High School
Votes: 0


In the 17 years of my life, I have flourish a passion for volunteer
work. Volunteerism is a way I am able to embrace my love and give
back to the community. The activities I currently participate in that
involves volunteer work is National Honors Society, Alpha Kappa Alpha
Foundation of Detroit Teens Program, and Wyoming Avenue Church of
Christ youth group. Volunteerism can change someone’s perspectives
on life. I have realized life is not all about your personal
achievements, such as your desired college or house, but about
assisting and providing for others. Volunteer work gain new insights,
establish network, and creates a healthier community. Within the
National Honors Society, I tutor freshmen on school subjects twice a
week during my lunch hour. In addition, I do either one or two
community services events that vary each month. I have previously
cleaned debris from abundant home, assisted with directions during
Metro Winter Blast, created art supplies for children, brought gifts
for children during Christmas and many more. Within the Alpha Kappa
Alpha Foundation of Detroit Teens Program, I contribute mainly with
the African American society. I have previously engaged with helping
the Flint Water Crisis, brought children reading books, and many
more. Between the two programs previously discussed, I have achieved
a sense of accomplishment. It is a great feeling to be a part of
making a change in society. I have learned and built
self-appreciation and professional skills. Volunteering can be
extremely fun. When I attend a community service event, I end up not
wanting the event to end. During the events, I have grown to
communicate and embrace new people. In my church the youth group is
very active in the soup kitchen. I have grown to be thankful in the
things I have in life. If I had left and returned to my community to
continue my volunteer service it would be beneficial. One person can
make a difference. I am able to add two extra hands in the community
and recruit other individuals. Volunteerism has made me who I am.

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