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My GivingPoint Experience

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by: Rahul S.
5/16/17

Hello! I am Rahul Suryadevara, a senior at Walton High School (about to graduate!). I first came to hear of the GivingPoint Institute from friends who were first-year GPI alumni. To say the very least, I was blown away by the community that GPI fosters and by the social entrepreneurs it creates... Read More

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What I Learned From Working In My Community

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by: Alexis C.
5/03/17

Working in different communities around Georgia I learned the importance of helping people. People all around our community have different problems going on in their everyday life that they are not able to get through by themselves. The slightest help could have a big impact on someone and could... Read More

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Business info

by: JOHAN a.
12/11/17

Here I am excited to read out the information about business improvement or get some best implement to manage it using latest technique. Actually, I am full of energetic about entrepreneurship and wanted to start a business with... Read More

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First time volunteering

by: Jasmin J.
12/07/17

I volunteered at this local organization that helps prepare food for people in need. Every Sunday People come together to do anything to help those people in need things like hair cuts clothes and food I was one of the people  that donated can goods and also sorted out the food I never seen many... Read More

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EXplantion of Teen Pregancy

by: Tikara G.
12/07/17

he numbers of teenage pregnancy are very high but when you think about the numbers most could have been prevented with the use of protection. Some people may not afford condoms but if you cannot afford a condom you cannot afford a baby. Children from homes ran by teenage mothers go through a... Read More

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Taking Control of My Education

by: Tikara G.
12/07/17

From the formation of the United States of America, equality has been regarded as an unalienable right given to all. It sounds nice but actually equality is something that Americans have had to fight for. When addressing equality of education many disparities exist, ranging from race, gender,... Read More

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Taking Control of My Education

by: Tikara G.
12/07/17

From the formation of the United States of America, equality has been regarded as an unalienable right given to all. It sounds nice but actually equality is something that Americans have had to fight for. When addressing equality of education many disparities exist, ranging from race, gender,... Read More

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Taking Control of My Education

by: Tikara G.
12/07/17

From the formation of the United States of America, equality has been regarded as an unalienable right given to all. It sounds nice but actually equality is something that Americans have had to fight for. When addressing equality of education many disparities exist, ranging from race, gender,... Read More

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baby , oh baby

12/05/17

Some times i wonder what would make you want to have a child at a young age . Is it because you want to feel love , are you lonely and feel the child will help close that void . My mother had her fist child at the age of fifteen and let me tell you .... it was rough .

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money and drugs

12/05/17

There was a movie on lifetime the other night , and it was about how 3 females played with this mans feelings and he hunted them down and and tired to sell them off for money . He told them '' you wont have a choose anymore " and they were never seen again . Even though it was just a movie these... Read More

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Service Hours

12/04/17

The ROTC program and I went to Lakewood Stadium and to help Gifted children, in this process i got to work with others and see their way of life it was very interesting to me. The ROTC program basically how i recieved all of my hours. This program have taught me a lot and made me very humble i... Read More

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Driving with a sound mind

by: Leon M.
11/29/17

As a teen driver I know how important it is to drive safe everyday. Every year hundreds of teens are killed driving because of unsafe driving habits. I think that after we pass the driving test we throw driving with caution out of the window. Teens should practice more of being safe while... Read More

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No More Discrimination

11/29/17

When racially divisive issues such as police brutality or immigration come up at a holiday gathering, it can be hard for some white people to find the line between ruining dinner by yelling about Uncle Fred’s questionable outlook, and silently letting racist or uninformed opinions slide by... Read More

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Healthy Life

by: Leon M.
11/29/17

As a teen it is important to start healthy eating and exercise habits. You should start while you are young becasue now your body can react well to exercise and you will start to see results quicker than if you were an adult. Also it is beneficial for teens to drink as much water as possible.... Read More

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What Makes Ederly People Happy ?

11/28/17

 It always a good thing to look out for people but its another kind of look when you actually help those who need help. Like helping older people cross the street and sometimes even helping them into their car. Most elderly people have no one at home with them and need someone to show them its... Read More

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Animal Welfare

11/28/17

As a movement picks up steam, detractors and deniers seem to come out of the woodwork.

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Clean Water Is The Best

11/28/17

 Clean Water members and activists were one of the bright spots of 2017. Throughout the year member and activists like you sent messages, mailed letters, signed postcards, and made phone calls. You attended rallies and town hall events.

What I've Learned From MLK Day!

11/21/17

On Dr. Martin Luther King Day, I participated in the APEC Family Foundation’s Annual Senior Celebration where I helped feed 1000 senior citizens in the community to honor the life and work of Dr. MLK Jr. and the contributions of all who paved the road to success for us. This certain event made... Read More

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NFCC Thanksgiving Food Drive -Bagging food

by: Mason K.
11/20/17

I helped bag food for NFCC in Alpharetta.  This was a great volunteer opportunity for me. This was my first time volunteering for NFCC and I can't wait to continue. It made me realize there are many less fortunate living in my area. We bagged food for families to have over Thanksgiving. There... Read More

The Risk We Take.

by: La'Ren H.
11/15/17

  As a teenager, driving is a very exciting opportunity of freedom. At times, many teens take that privilege and get overly excited which in many cases cause them to drive recklessly to seem cooler and seek attention from others. What many teens don't realize is that those careless actions have... Read More

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Junior Achievement

11/05/17

The Junior Achievement experience was great ! I’m in an organization called JROTC at my school & being part of that we do volunteer work in our community . One of the things we do to help our community is by going to elementary schools & being with the kids all day . Teaching them about... Read More

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Ta'Shalia

11/02/17

My name is Ta'Shalia Johnson, and I attend Booker T. Washington High school as a senior. I would like to go to college and major in early childhood education. Volunteering at M Agnes Jones taught me how to work with children, and seen how kids minds work. It will help me later in life using... Read More

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service

10/27/17

  Hi my name is Sakoria Davis, I'm a senior at Maynard Jackson H.S. I will be graduating May 2018, After i graduate i will be attending school for Business and Cosmetology. Hair and make-up is something i enjoy doing and something i will love to sale and give to the community that's where the... Read More

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service

10/27/17

  Hi my name is Sakoria Davis, I'm a senior at Maynard Jackson H.S. I will be graduating May 2018, After i graduate i will be attending school for Business and Cosmetology. Hair and make-up is something i enjoy doing and something i will love to sale and give to the community that's where the... Read More

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Pros of Volunteering

by: Grace H.
10/09/17

Taking time out of one’s day to volunteer in the community around them is an extremely important right of passage. Volunteering showed me personally that when I take a step out of my comfort zone, I can be used in extraordinary ways to help those around me. Not only will those around you benefit... Read More

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Crowns Stay On ! Stop Bullying

10/05/17

In the world of social media and online networking, the issue of safety continuously arises, particularly among teenagers.  Cyberbullying, bullying  that takes place using electronic technology, has unique challenges when compared to more traditionally forms of cyberbullying. More and more, law-... Read More

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Atlanta GLOW

9/27/17

On September 26, 2015 I volunteered with Atlanta GLOW and served food to the guests at the Masters golf tournament in Atlanta two years ago. It was so fun and the food was so good. We all had to work as a team to prepare the food to give to the guest. Everyone had a job and you had to move fast... Read More

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My Giving Point Experience

by: Teion E.
9/17/17

Hello! I am Teion K. English, a Senior at Booker T. Washington High School. I learned about Giving Points from my older brother. When he himself had complete Community Service to graduate. Then my counselor informed of the program as well. I think that Giving Points is a great program for... Read More

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My Community Service Experience

by: Teion E.
9/17/17

One of the things that I have been doing for Community Service is Volunteering as a Tee Ball Coach for the youth at Pittman Park. This year will be my third year at Pittman Park. I have been a volunteer coach since I was in the 8 th grade. I love to play baseball and I figured what better way to... Read More

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Another One of MyCommunity Service Experience

by: Teion E.
9/17/17

I also do some of my Community Service at Saint Peter Missionary Baptist Church. We pass out food and personal hygiene supplies to the needy. We also hand out school supplies to the students for Back to School. We do a lot of different things within the community to give the children some where... Read More

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ACFB FUN!

9/08/17

When I was at the ACFB multiple times it was always so much fun! We did activities and learned so many things about the different communities in the Atlanta area. We gave back to a community in need that couldnt afford or have a way to get food and the things they need. We handed out food,... Read More

Lakendra Hall Blog 1

9/07/17

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE AND WHY?

Lakendra Hall Blog 2

9/07/17

HOW DO YOU PLAN TO CONTINUE GIVING BACK AFTER HIGH SCHOOL?

Teen Pregnancy

9/06/17
Teenage pregnancy risk is strongly linked to sexual abuse, especially for males and those who have experienced both incest and nonfamilial abuse. To further reduce the U.S. teenage pregnancy rate, the pregnancy prevention needs of these groups must be adequately addressed
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Feeding The Homeless

8/31/17

I am Dayanna Labron from Grady High School. At my local boys and girls club we do various service projects. One project we did was feeding the homeless. We fed the homeless people at the shelter right across from our club. It was so heart warming seeing them smile and thanking us. It made me... Read More

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My Trip to Ecuador

8/18/17

My trip to Ecuador was a real life changing experience. It was a great opportunity being able to help assist in building homes for a community that had no homes. It was also a gray experience being able to interact with the children and learn new things from them as well. Me and my classmates... Read More

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Ruby's Dance Till You Drop

8/18/17

Ruby Kaufman is a young girl who was a diagnosed wth cancer. She started her own fundraiser and the money raised would go to the Rally Foundation, a foundation for childhood cancer research. What inspired Ruby to create this fundraiser was the fact that only 4% of the money that goes to cancer... Read More

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My Volunteer experience #1

8/18/17

My very first volunteer experience was back in the summer of 2014 at a local bakery shop in Clevand, Ohio. There, I helped with cleaning, decorating pastries, and getting the store ready for the next day. Doing this, I picked up many skills on time management, responsibilities, and a little... Read More

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My volunteer experience #2

8/18/17

My second volunteer experience was this past summer at a local hair salon and weave shop. This experience would probably be my favorite once because it more so suited what I would like to do in the future. Even just sweeping the floors and washing the customer hair free of charge I truly enjoyed... Read More

Sparks Event for Class of 2017

8/17/17

The conclusion of the GivingPoint Institute is a bittersweet moment for both the students and the staff.   On one hand, no one is ever sure when the GPI students and GivingPoint staff will all be together in the same room again.   On the other hand, there's a party to be had! That party is our... Read More

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Love Knows No Borders

by: Reese B.
8/10/17

'Love Knows No Borders' is a slogan that was thoroughly used this summer on my mission trip to Guatemala. As my group of 40 induividuals traveled throughout Guatemela City and Antigua in search of helping those living in orphanages and refuge homes, my mindset was completely changed about the... Read More

Project Summary

8/09/17

Hello Giving Point community,   It has been a week since Jasper and I have completed our Ultimate Frisbee Camp in Rural Brazil. We have put in tons of work throughout the year preparing for the project.  Before the camp, I was extremely nervous and scared about how it would turn out. During the... Read More

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HappyFeat Prom

by: Reese B.
8/09/17

I was given the wonderful opportunity last Spring to get out of the Alpharetta bubble and attend a prom for handicapped teenagers 30 minutes away. At first I was hesitant because I had never interacted with them, even though I knew that inside, they are just normal people who want to be loved... Read More

A Passion For Animals

by: Megan T.
8/02/17

When I first came to Zoo Atlanta in June of 2015 to start my week of volunteer training, I had no idea what I was about to experience. I loved animals, but I didn't feel a specific passion for them. Two years later, my thoughts have been revolutionized and a passion has blossomed inside of me.... Read More

Palm Oil

by: Megan T.
8/02/17

A huge topic that I've been able to communicate with the general public about at Zoo Atlanta is palm oil. Palm oil is something that is in almost everything we eat and use, from shampoo to cereal to soda. Unsustainable production of palm oil is destroying rainforests around the earth,... Read More

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Wired Ministries

by: Grace H.
7/27/17

Wired Ministries is an amazing organization which brings the community together all for the cause of volunteering each individual's time and serving the surrounding community is ways that may not be reached on a regular basis. Wired is a week long youth camp in which youth groups from Dothan,AL... Read More