Youth Making a Difference
August 27, 2009
Being a part of Youth Making A Difference was the best part of my entire senior year of high school. I got to know on a personal level 24 other teens my age who had the same goal to serve people in a foreign country who are not as fortunate. I also had to opportunity to learn from all the adult leaders on how to raise money, work with other people, and become a good leader. Although raising the money was difficult, it paid off when i saw the faces of those kids in India as I taught them about magnets, physics, and other basic science principles. They were so excited and eager to learn, and this made me want to go home and more fully appreciate my education, my family, and my home. Those kids had nothing, and yet they were happy and so grateful for the lessons we taught them, as well as the supplies we brought to them. Those were the happiest two weeks of my life because I completely gave of myself to others. My YMAD leaders were perfect examples of service and reaching out to others, and I'm so grateful to them for sparking my desire to serve others across the world.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
The long lasting friendships with those who i served with, and my leaders. I know they care about my life and want the best for me. The memories we made together will keep us bonded forever through the happiness we felt as we served those kids.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I spent 9 months raising money, preparing lessons, and learning techniques of becoming a leader so that we could spent two and a half weeks serving children in the orphanages in Chamba, India.