Hello, my name is Gina and I attend Clarkston High School in Clarkston, Michigan. I am so happy to be involved with the 2009 Service Learning Youth Council (SLYC) because even though I have attended only one meeting so far, its something that I knew I was immediately interested in and looking forward to seeing what impact I can really have on my community.
I have served my community through my church helping out with can and blood drives, fundraising, and fasts to learn more about religion and serving those less fortunate. I have also volunteered at a summer camp for two weeks and have met tons of new people and dedicated a lot of time repairing camp sites for the campers.
These are two examples of what I have done to serve my community already, but in order to continue feeling a sense of pride in my work, I must continue serving. That’s why I’m looking forward to being involved with SLYC, as it will continue my service-learning career.