The Trevor Project is an organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) people ages 13-24. This organization is free of charge and provides online information and resources for the LGBTQ community. Its policy and resources has saved the life of many youth and adults that are victims of discrimination and inequality. The Trevor project, believes in the importance of creating programs, training and classes that provides training, awareness and web-based intervention, prevention programs for diverse LGBT communities. Through education and training the Trevor project has provided a safe haven to many individuals that once felt lost, discriminated and
In October 12, 2010, Joel Burns made a public message towards the GLBT teens by sharing a personal story. He delivered an amazing message by sharing also those who’ve been victims of being portrayed as gay, bullying, and suicides. Inspiring the young GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender) teens that life does not end by the words of others who have an oppose mentality. Life does get better once you graduate high school, adventure throughout your adult life, finding someone you may last a lifetime, and building a foundation just like those individuals who singled you out for having different interest. “...that the things would get easier, please stick around, society will change, please live long enough to see it…” (Joel Burns, 2010)
Young kids are so susceptible to persuasion and influence, and these early experiences shape who they are as people later on in life. The book A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah shows just how terrible humans can be. However, it also allows the reader to show the beauty of a human’s spirit. Ishmael continued to be a beautiful person, went through extreme rehab, and is now helping other kids in the same situation as him, overcome the same obstacles. This story shows how such amazing people in human society have come from unfavorable situations.
Recency effect is declining consciousness to acknowledge more current to take priority. During and after my pregnancy I had a constant flow of family and friends coming to visit and help me with my son. I was so grateful for the help because I was suffering from post-natal depression. The kindness had a lasting impression on me because it helped me through my worst times. In my work practise it is important to have a lasting impression on clients for their security and trust.
“Alex agreed to take part in Bully in the hope that his persecutors would stop tormenting him” this was displayed in the article Life after Bully: Teenage star of hit documentary finally escapes his tormentors... and finds happiness in new school. Alex was able to not only do something he loves which is being an activist but he was involved and didn’t just say i'm here and going to say things about bullying he was into it. Teen activists can help the community in many ways. For example Alex Libby has benefited the community Alex is one of the main advocates for anti-bullying. He has accomplished so much for his age.
Failure comes in many shapes, and sizes. Often followed by feelings of embarrassment, or shame. I’ve come to learn that failure is a good teacher, and it’s important to learn from your failures to succeed. I picked an experience that shaped me, and helped me grow as a person. Over the summer, I was a part of this Health Career Exploration Program (HCEP).
Kristina Pontigas 2369 SW 119th Ave Davie, FL 33326 Thurs, Jan 28, 2015 Center for Community Change 1536 U Street NW Washington, DC 20009 Dear advocators for Center of Community Change, My name is Kristina Pontigas and I am a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas high school. I am writing to you today to applaud you for your exquisite job at servicing low-income communities and local grassroots organizations in order to battle poverty. It delights me to know that there are such altruistic people out there who merely focus on the community and their dominant needs. It intrigued me to discover that you are also organizing issues ranging from voter registration, affordable housing, community development to, immigration reform, healthcare and
However, Devil Pups taught me the value of perseverance and, as a result, has contributed to my transformation into the person I am today. Devil Pups’ mission is to instill patriotic values in young teenagers through hardship and challenges, both mental and physical, promoting teamwork and camaraderie. Over the ten-day program, we completed an array of challenges such as the 35ft jump into a pool, 5.5-mile beach run, obstacle courses, and an 800-meter hike. Of these obstacles, I found the beach run to be most difficult. A tall slender kid
The summer of my junior year I had a severe injury which made me led me but no choice to let go of my other sports and my after school music activities. It was a burden on my shoulders because I loved doing all the activities but in the end, it was all about getting better grades, improving my playing skills and most importantly for me to get healthy again. I worked through the difficult times so I could be there for my team. Teamwork was possibly the most valuable lesson I learned from Lacrosse. Learning to work together with other individuals to achieve a common goal is a skill that I have used and will continue to use, for the rest of my life.
As a teen what was inspiring me was social expectations and I didn’t realize that losing weight also mean’t lowering my risk of health complications. Feeling this type of love coming from people who used to treat me badly helped me create my self-esteem. The reason why I say create and not enhance is because my self-esteem was non-existent before this point. The feeling of self-worth in me was finally starting to grow. I started to feel like a normal kid.
One Summer Plus made impacts on the teenagers who were present for the study. Even if it does not show up in the statistics, these kids were taught responsibility and how to resolve conflict. They will be able to use that for the rest of their life. I believe that it was more than just the summer jobs, but the people who put the program together should be credited for the success that comes from One Summer Plus. But, I ultimately believe that this study succeeded because of this, "Lots of people will write off teenagers, especially if they 've already gotten in trouble with the law," Diaz goes on to say, "We don 't give up on any child."
One of my passions is social justice. I accredit my social justice education to social media, which when used right, can be a wonderful platform to amplify the voices of marginalized groups of people. From a young age I positioned myself as an advocate for the underdogs. In high school, I helped found a Gay-Straight Alliance, I wanted to address LGBTQ+ bullying in my school. Bullying was a problem because no one would talk about the specific group of students it was largely directed at.
She supports her solutions by giving supporting sources. I think the first-hand accounts are more effective than statistics because it gives you a story and helps you better understand how the parents whose children are victims of bullying feel about the situation. In my essay, I could give some stories of those who have committed suicide and stories of how the families felt but also give statistics.