“Life’s most urgent questions is: What are you doing for others?”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
– John Bunya
I have always loved to volunteer, but I found my true passion for working with underprivileged and the poverty stricten in the summer before sophomore year of high school. I also realized how much I love working with kids from those circumstances! I went on a mission trip to a extremely rough area of Mexico. I worked at a special needs orphanage and a kids center orphanage while I was there. The kids I worked with there were the most inspirational people I have ever met. When I worked with those kids, I felt as if I was making an impact in the world. When I got home from my mission trip, I wanted to volunteer for more programs dealing with kids. That next summer, I got really involved with a program in Detroit called Summer In The City. I was assigned a group to mentor. I made such a close bond with those kids, I would get phone calls from them weekly as they would vent to me about their problems. The kids in Summer In The City came from poor living situations, yet they were amazing and inspiring. Seeing how much these kids looked up to me and leaned on me for support, was the most rewarding feeling ever. That is my passion. Reaching those that mean it most! It is our duty to help those in need. I think that education is very important and should be stressed in cities that have a lot of poverty. Kids are the future!