What is YouthRoots to me?
To me YouthRoots is a way for me to make an impact, to reach out, and enhance/work on myself. It allows me to really focus on the things that I care about and grow myself in ways that are essential to my life.
Why is your community important to you?
For the obvious reason first, I live here. I care about the people here, I care about the state of the overall community, and frankly my community is my home. No matter what happens I know that my community is made up of people I trust and care about. If it takes a village to raise a child, my communities over the years have acted as my village and raised me to be the person I am today.
What has YouthRoots taught you about philanthropy?
A lot of what I know about philanthropy stems from my time at YouthRoots. Whether it be how to run a non-profit philanthropically, or how to do my best in my community as a local philanthropist. I better understand how I fit into world philanthropy efforts, how my actions can make a difference, and what exactly those actions are.
Do you know a high school student looking to make change in their community? YouthBoard applications are open! Apply online by September 26.