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NWP Global Registry of Apprentice Ecologists - Florida Senior Citizens Homes, Little Haiti, Florida, USA

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Florida Senior Citizens Homes, Little Haiti, Florida, USA
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Registered: April 2009
City/Town/Province: Hialeah
Posts: 1
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The most commonly asked question to a senior in high school is "what college will you be attending". For many graduates who decide to attend college, enlist in the army or chose a job of some sort; very few go on to volunteer. Across the United States there are countless under served schools, churches, community centers and poor neighborhoods each and everyday. Which role will you play in your community, a passive role or an overly active community member? I'd much rather beautify my community than to watch it waste away.
I serve my community day in and day out since September 2, 2008. I've collaborated with over 80 diverse 17-24 year old's in an effort to change the world through community service. I have planted over 50 plants along side Interstate 95 South in Overtown, Florida. My team and I painted a mural inside the cafeteria and several outside of Liberty City Elementary. Let's just say I'm no stranger to service.
In January 2009 I was called upon to assist in a clean up project at a senior citizens living facility. I had no idea we were going to plant an herb garden as well. We weren't just fixing an eye sore, we provided fresh nutrients for all the residences. Have you for gotten? These are senior citizens that would rather walk outside there doors to a lovely garden awaiting for them to pick. We helped those who needed convenience in their lives.
The importance of serving your community is to see the much needed change. In January 2009 I changed frowns in to smiles and of course a walkway in to a herb garden. Service can bring a broken community together. Service can promote able bodies to "get up and serve". When minds agree on a goal the benefits are a gold rush.
Date: April 19, 2009 Views: 7658 File size: 36.1kb, 227.9kb : 1500 x 998
Hours Volunteered: 64
Volunteers: 8
Authors Age & Age Range of Volunteers: 13 to 21
Area Restored for Native Wildlife (hectares): 0.40
Native Trees Planted: 35
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