The first thing I ever wanted to be was a rock star, and as soon as that dream wore out around freshman year of college (just kidding, I was probably 8 the last time that was a reality!) I started to gain a deep desire to work with people using my knowledge in art and service. My parents are missionaries in Africa and as badly as they would love for me to work with them, my heart for service has been here in the U.S. My desire is to own a community center in a lower income urban environment and employ youth from the city to work at the center. My plan involves saving enough money to buy a small hole-in-the-wall (hopefully with a kitchen already built in!) and open a coffee shop with a few laptops so people can come in to learn how to use certain software, as well as possibly have a small urban garden to grow veggies the employees or volunteers would be in charge of tending to. Eventually I would love to expand, possibly teaching printmaking and buying a multi-roomed building to rent out as an activity center for church, groups, classes and whatever may be needed for the community. I want a safe place for people of all ages to feel accepted, loved and apart of something bigger than themselves. I would love this scholarship because I want people to know that living a good life is not a selfish act but a selfless one.