October 21, 2013
I went on a service trip with Youthlinc to Thailand, during the summer of 2012. This was a life changing experience for me. The importance of giving back and selflessness in this organization is unreal. The whole year we had to prepare by giving back and doing service in our local community. This gives a sense of how important local service is. We had monthly meetings where we figured out what was going to be scheduled while we were at the school in Thailand. I was apart of the Vocational committee and we focused on education for the students so they can start a career with a focus in tourism. Our stay in Thailand was unforgettable. The connections I made with the students of the elementary school we taught and worked at are long-lasting. Although we couldn't communicate directly with them, they changed my life. To see the struggles they persistently go through, but always have a smile on their face, taught me to be resilient and put my life in perspective. This experience is life-changing and this organization creates a family of life-long volunteers.
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