What is your school and grade? Also, how long have you been involved with H4H?
I have been apart of the amazing organization that is Hands4Hope for 6 years now. I just graduated from Ponderosa High School and through my involvement with H4H Club there and out in the community, this nonprofit has truly become like a second home to me.
Why did you join Hands4Hope?
My mother introduced this organization to my sister and I when I was going into 8th grade so we could give back to our community as a family.
How has Hands4Hope helped you in school, with your friends and family, and in life?
This organization hasn’t just provided me with the vast opportunities to serve my community, but also with the resources to grow as an individual and as a leader. This has enabled me to share the energy and skills acquired with those around me. With the volunteering hours I have accumulated through the years, it has surprisingly taught me about what I love, or could learn to love, in my future educational and career paths. The nonprofit organizations I have gotten the chance to explore have shown me a different side of the world we live in. The tasks I have gotten to undertake through these programs have given me the skills I need to undertake bigger challenges facing my and future generations.
What has your experience been like since joining?
My experience with Hands4Hope has done nothing but surprise me. Its amazing family- like environment, its hard working staff and youth members, and surprising myself with all I can truly do, has taught me more than any school classroom or extracurricular activity I’ve taken part in.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experiences with Hands4Hope?
I wouldn’t be who I am today if it weren’t for the mentors and friends I have met through the amazing organization that is Hands4Hope.