Help Trayvone Clayton Serve in Romania

Please support my volunteer efforts in Romania, which will be focused on teaching tangible skills and abilities to a young adult population that grew up in the institutionalized orphanage system.

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Currently, I am a first year Criminology student at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. Although I am still young, I would like to pursue a career in law after my time at Saint Mary’s is complete. Last year, my teammate went to Romania with Venture 2 Impact. After I learned about the trip, I sat down with him and he shared stories with me about the connections and relationships that he made with the young adults during his time in Romania. I felt connected to this cause immediately, and I knew that I wanted to be a part of this great opportunity. Because I grew up in a disenfranchised area where very few 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 lucky enough to have the opportunity to play the game I love while pursuing higher education. I would like to be one of the key people in the lives of these young adults. I want to show them that, despite how 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 find better paying jobs. 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. I look forward to building upon this through team building activities, playing games, and soft skills training this summer.

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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