Each summer, our Students develop the power and courage already within themselves
Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. I constantly tell myself these words when I’m ready to do anything out of my comfort zone, and it has never let me down. This summer, I met incredible individuals, had the opportunity to challenge myself mentally and physically, and began to recover from past trauma that I used to avoid talking about. Being able to talk to my mentor about difficult things at home has been an important part of my healing journey.
My commitment to service was solidified during my second summer program in Costa Rica, an experience that showed me so much about myself and the world, as well as provided me with a new perspective on privilege.
Through the experience, I was reminded of who I was and who I said I wanted to be on my summer trip. I also learned how necessary and great it is to appreciate the special things around you that you might not even notice.