Helping Children

Scholarship Entrant: Brenda from Puyallup, wa
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Brenda: 1

Helping Children in Need
I have had a dream for many years to help children in need through tough times in their life. I grew up seeing a lot of domestic violence and divorced families. I would watch and listen and think to myself that I was going to change how children were treated, help them deal with what they were witnessing and comfort them and let them know it wasn’t their fault. I want to be the voice of a child and protect them all. I was only three when my parents divorced and really don’t remember anything. Now having children of my own and being blessed with three grandchildren I protect them every chance I get.
My son recently divorced and has full custody of his five year old daughter. My husband and I care for her during the week because my son works graveyard. The mother has abandoned her daughter and I feel like I might not be dealing with it in the correct way. I want to do what is best for her and I tell her every day that her mother is very busy and will call when she gets a chance and settled. I have noticed she talks to her mother on a fake phone and pretends she is talking back to her. I let her do it, but I am still concerned. I eventually would like to become a counselor for children in need and I feel I can make a difference.

Vote for Brenda: 1

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