Currently, I am a first year Criminology & Sociology student at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. Although I am still young, I would like to pursue a career which helps people who have limited resources after my time at Saint Mary’s is complete. After I learned about the volunteer experience from a team bonding event, I was excited about the opportunity to impact people from across the world. After hearing stories about the connections and relationships made with the young adults last year, I felt connected to this immediately, and I knew that I wanted to be a part of this great opportunity. Because I grew up in a low income or some would consider a high crime area where only my family believed in me , I feel that I can take my experiences to these young adults and establish strong connections with them. Thanks to some very key people in my life that have taken an interest in my well-being and success, I am very blessed enough to have the opportunity to play football, while pursuing my degree. I would love to be impact these young adults while also learning from the experience. I want to show them that despite how hard it may seem at times, there are people who care for them and want them to succeed.
This summer, I will help young adults who grew up in institutional orphanages get the skills needed to help them succeed in life. I will do this by helping build upon the English and computer lessons that were taught by V2I volunteers last year. Our team will also lead weekend excursions to encourage the building of practical and soft skills for the young adults through team building activities, playing games, and soft skills training.
With your help we can give these young adults opportunities to thrive! Support my volunteer trip. Be a part of creating lasting impact!
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