Recently, one of my students came to me with a wonderful story, which I would like to share with you. He had done a great deal of research on a subject that was important to him, the slaughter of the African Elephant, and had found an organization that allows students to become involved in the cause, Save The Elephants. Inspired to act, he and his friends started a club at Princeton High School. They immediately launched a fund-raising campaign, where they sold advertising space on a t-Shirt to local organizations and business, and then sold the shirts to classmates, friends, and family. To date, they have sold over 300 t-shirts and the number is climbing. The money raised, after expenses, will go to the Save The Elephants organization.
Why am I sharing this with you?
You have all heard that you need to have meaningful volunteer activity while in school, which you can add to your resume for college. This activity should not be something you list—you need to show your commitment.
My advice to you: find a project you love, make a plan, get your friends involved, go forward, and make that difference.