Youth Forward Scholarship 2017 – How Community Service has shaped Me

Name: Noah Cavazos
From: Leander , Texas
Grade: 10th
School: Leander High School
Votes: 0


Noah Cavazos

11th
Grade

Leander
High School

April
21, 2017

How
Community Service has shaped me

Community
service is about not only helping others, but helping the
environment. The purpose is to consolidate many youths across the
nation in hopes of rebuilding the environment and advocating other
organizations surrounding that environment, such as a school. My time
in Community service has affected how I got into community service,
how I was shaped by the community, and the satisfaction of helping my
community.

The
question of how I got into community service is both a good thing and
a bad thing. I joined AVID back in 2013 and still in the program from
2015-2016 as a Sophomore at Leander High School, and the community
service I served was mainly jumping from one elementary school to
many organizations sprawling out like the Austin Train Association,
White Fall Festival, etc. in need of youths to help them. That’s
where I step in and help them out as a sophomore. AVID has helped me
get into Leander more and more over the past months and my service
has expanded.

Being
an introvert, shy, and optimistic sophomore in the 10
th
grade defines who I am and what people will expect of me, until the
years that community service has shaped my life. At first I was
extremely timid and awkward around others when working but community
service has shaped my life into being an extrovert, confident, and
sociable student from Leander High School as I gradually develop into
more time as an aspiring student and a sociable with people around
me. Being tasked to clean up may seem boring and nonsocial, but
serving food or asking for help defines my role in the community as a
helper for those in need and a more extrovert individual. This, along
with the foundation of how I got into community service, changed a
lot inside of me from being a sad and introvert individual to a
confident person who feels good about themselves.

From
a perspective of a teenager in the 10
th
grade, Community service feels like satisfaction with helping around
people and helping myself. Dopamine is a brain chemical that is
released into the body from an external stimulus, such as eating
candy or getting a question right, but in this case it derives from
how I feel in the community as I feel a lot better around others.
With my time in AVID and the many organizations, I feel a lot more
good and better from helping people and that leads my happiness to a
new level.

Overall,
community service has taught me many lessons and shaped me in many
ways. From still in the AVID program of getting community service to
feeling good about my actions, the impact of community service has
developed me into an outstanding person. My time in Community service
has affected how I got into community service, how I was shaped by
the community, and the satisfaction of helping my community.


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