Journal #2 – What does it mean to serve your community?

As a Baruch Scholar I believe it is important that we as an Honors Program set an example for our peers, and positively represent our school. One aspect of doing so includes doing community service, and helping out within our communities. In school, I believe there are also many opportunities to serve the community, specifically by helping our classmates. Gestures as simple as helping a peer who appears to be struggling in class can go a long way. Acts like those not only help that person, but hopefully, it motivates them to do the same if they are in the opposite position. Outside of school, it is important to volunteer with organizations that help the people within the community. By doing so we are able to make a positive impact on the community and helping those in need. It gets the Baruch name out into the community, and shows that we, as a school, are devoted to not only developing as individuals, but also as a community. I believe people should volunteer and help the community as often as they can. A strong community is beneficial for everyone. Often people get too caught up in trying to personally develop, and forget that at some point, they will also need help. It isn’t a matter of if, but rather when. By taking the time to help others you are buying into your community, and, in turn, you are creating the opportunity for your community to buy back into you.

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