Elevating the Future

Scholarship Entrant: Kayla from Monte Rio, CA
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 Kayla: 31

What I love doing most in the world is making people happy. I have spent several summers volunteering with young girl scouts and was once a student leader for Challenge Day. These experiences opened my eyes to a very sad truth about our youth; we are far to consumed by what we are not and what we can’t do. The future of our world depends on the outcome of today’s youth, and I truly believe that improving their confidence and self-worth will change the world.
I would like to create a program that holds district-wide conventions for school children. It would consist of games and activities to promote better self-esteem and encourage them to lead. We would teach them not to compare themselves to others, but instead recognize what is special about them. Working alongside the students we could create connections between all ages and teach them the importance of role models.
I was lucky enough to have a family that supported me my whole life, always telling me that I could do whatever I put my mind to. I believe that because of this I have the power to succeed in this world, and that power can be shared with anyone. By helping children begin to realize their own potential we can start them on a path to discovery and happiness. If I could make my living doing this I would feel like I had made a real difference in this world.

Vote for Kayla: 31

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