Growing up, I have always been dedicated to volunteering and community service. I was taught that giving back and being a blessing to others is one's sole purpose in this World.
Serving as President of the Teen Advisory Council for the Memphis City Public Library has been a tremendous opportunity for me and the benefits have been very rewarding.Together my fellow members and I have accomplished so much. I have gained extraordinary experience, learned leadership skills, became more outgoing, as well as formed a rapport with my fellow members. Due to my hard work and ongoing service, I received the 2015 Teen Volunteer Recipient award for The Memphis City Public Library.
Our meetings, which transpired on the last Saturday of each month, consisted of round …show more content…
After going through the application process, I, along with others, was selected to serve as a member. I aimed to transform the library by creating a more welcoming atmosphere and environment for my peers. With my great ideas, I felt that my input would be very valuable and that I would serve as a good asset to the council. Many people view the library as nothing more than a place to read, study, and do homework. While all of these things are amazing, there needs to be more fun and exciting activites for my peers to partake in. With teen violence and crime being such a pressing issue today, it has tainted our reputation. For some, The problem is not that they are rebellious, but are just not utilizing their minds the right way, so instead, they turn to committing crimes and wrongful acts to stay occupied. What is needed to eliminate this issue are teens who are willing to put their minds to good use in an effort to do positive, be influential and overall impact the greater good. I was persuaded to join the teen council in hopes of making these goals a reality, and to shed light on the greatness of today's