What does it mean to serve your community?

To serve my community means to donate my time and efforts to give back and help those around me.  Baruch Scholars are seen as capable young people who can contribute a lot to the world around them.  Their abilities and advantages must be used to help those around them who need help.  Those in the Honors program must do a certain number of hours giving back to the community each semester.  I think this teaches us good habits that we hopefully will continue with after we leave college.  It also exposes us to the benefits of giving back.  It is truly a great feeling to help others and to see a situation get better than it was before because of my contributions.  As a Baruch Scholar, I think it should be my job to set a good example wherever I go and to inspire others to give back as well.  It is important as a scholar to do my best in all areas of my like, not just academics.  I must live a balanced life and serving my community will help me with this.  Baruch Scholars are held to a higher standard and are often looked up to by others.  This adds responsibility that only motivates me to do my best always.  The Honors Program does an excellent job promoting a culture of service to all students.  Emails and flyers show us opportunities to help others and let us know that there is always someone in need of help.  The Honors Program has made me more self aware in the short time I have been in college.  The only hard part is deciding which organization to help since I feel strongly about  many different causes.

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2 Responses to What does it mean to serve your community?

  1. ck139721 says:

    I agree that there are a lot of opportunities here at Baruch. It’s hard to completely dedicate yourself to one cause, but once you find a cause you are passionate about I’m sure you’ll do whatever you can to contribute. Good luck.

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