Georgia Institute of Technology
Helping Migrant Workers
Describe the personal experience that gave you the feeling of greatest achievement or satisfaction because of the challenges you met.
My involvement in Key Club, an organization devoted to aiding the less fortunate, has led me to discover new roads, providing me with experiences that have helped me to mature spiritually and psychologically. My position in the club as an officer and Board member demands that I continuously search for service opportunities for our members, and last year I came across a particularly significant one.
One Sunday at church, I heard of a group's efforts to assist the migrant workers of a nearby city. I contacted this group, gathered the details, and presented the information to the Key Club Board. Following their enthusiastic response, I put together a service project where our members would be able to work directly with the laborers and experience first-hand some of their hardships.
I organized the first of several projects one Saturday in November. Our goal was to visit a migrant workers' camp to provide food, supplies, and to share time with them and their families. This was especially challenging because I was faced with managing new leadership roles. It required that I serve as liaison with the community and my school group. It also required that I find students willing to participate, and that I direct our efforts to...
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