Youth Forward Scholarship Winter 2018 – Be The Change You Want to See In The World

Name: Sarahi Sanchez
From: Mesa, Arizona
Grade: 11
School: Red Mountain High School
Votes: 0



Forward Scholarship

area that I have chosen to volunteer in is the Feed My Starving
Children organization. I have chosen this area because I have heard
great things that this organization has done and I wanted to be a
part of making a difference in the lives of unfortunate children. I
have volunteered around 20 hours per year for the last three years of
my life. As a volunteer, some of my responsibilities consisted of
keeping clean hands at all times, wearing a hair cap when handling
the food, and weighing the food in the bags to make sure it is the
correct weight for shipping. The biggest challenge as a volunteer has
been to be able to adapt to the fast paced process of packaging the
food. There are groups and each person in a group has specific
responsibilities to perform and everyone must do theirs fast and
efficiently in order to keep the flow going. The fact that I know I
will help feed hundreds of starving children in another country has
given me the most satisfaction. From all the times I’ve gone, I
have helped feed starving children in countries such as Venezuela,
Costa Rica, Brazil, and many more. I have learned to be more
responsible of my duties because I know there are children in other
countries counting on me to fulfill my promise of packaging food for
them to eat. My interests of helping people and my career goal of
becoming a police officer is in alignment with my volunteer focus
because I will be helping people in a small scale but will overall
make a big difference in the lives of others which is what I always
want to do in my life. To me, “forward looking” means making
progress and developing constantly throughout life. I believe that my
activities are “forward looking” because they will help shape me
into the person that I aspire to be which is the person who helps
anyone in any way they can and even risk their lives for them if it
comes down to it. The change I wish to see in the world as I complete
my volunteer activities is for people to be more aware of the
struggles of others and to help them in any way they can. It does not
have to be a grand gesture. It can be as simple as giving a granola
bar to a homeless person or donating a few cents to a children’s
hospital at a restaurant when you pay. If I were to come back in many
years, I do believe that my volunteer activities would have made a
difference because they would have helped at least one child, if not
many, suffering from starvation and I like to think that my actions
have helped influence other generations to follow into my steps as
well. My goal in life after all is to “Be the change you want to
see in the world”.

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