I have always enjoyed being involved in my community. For example, I have volunteered at a health and rehabilitation center in my middle school and early high school years and this experience taught me how to work effectively with different groups of people. I have also been involved in a comprehensive and rigorous research program at my high school. This program is called the Ulysses Signature Program and it allows students to explore areas of their interest and develop strong research skills through its small intellectual community and challenging course work. The Ulysses Signature program gave me the opportunity to create a final senior research project in an area of my personal and academic interest and it developed my presentation skills. My interest in research and volunteering in my community would change the world, because I would be able to create research projects and educate my community about the importance of community outreach and educating each other. People would learn how to work effectively with others and students would be able to express their individual interests freely through their research. Also, my experience with volunteering in my community would influence others to do the same in their community. People around the world would become more willing to volunteer in their community once they saw my interest in my community and my interest in educating others through my research presentations.