Serving as school officer and president of my school’s Young Mentors club has shown me firsthand the benefits that our Young Mentors can have! In order to spread these benefits to the greatest number of students that we possibly could, I proposed the creation of an online program. Eventually, I was reaching students across the country who were looking for a way to supplement their learning while stuck inside during the pandemic, while also helping to create Young Mentors clubs nationwide, and that’s how the online program began! The Young Mentors Online program now serves students from elementary to high school, and we also had a huge influx of tutors in order to meet the new student demand! Currently, our tutors include high schoolers, undergraduates, and graduate students across the globe, as well as professionals who can provide specialized help for those students that most tutors can’t easily teach. Apart from the publicity that this organization has received through media sites such as Teen Vogue, we receive grateful notes from parents and students that keep us motivated to continue working to help our community as best we can. Personally, I’m incredibly thankful for how my community, including my teachers, mentors, friends, and family, has helped me grow both academically and as a person, and giving back to the community is one of the best ways to also indirectly give back to them and express how grateful I am for their support. As the current director of the Young Mentors Online program for the World Family Children Foundation, my ultimate goal is to help the Young Mentors Program and the WFCF help as many students across the globe as possible, and I’m beyond thankful to be given the opportunity to do so!
I have been incredibly fortunate in my life to never have to experience the difficulties I see in the world every day. After I came back from my volunteer trip in Ghana, Africa where I had learned a lot of the realities that I have never seen in my life before, I decided volunteering simply was not enough to help the development of the community. In response to this calling, I decided to start an organization that not just continued to help children in Ghana, but all over the world. I hope only that those who have a desire to help the world will channel their abilities and aid through the World Family Children Foundation, as a vehicle provide the right kind of change to the world.
It is an honor to be selected to be the World Family Children Foundation’s Director of Student Programs. I have been a part of the Young Mentors branch for the last three years ever since it started in our school. Being able to experience this branch initially try to establish as a mere club at my school to slowly developing into a bigger and more reputable club has been indescribable, and I am forever thankful for all of the opportunities that it has brought me and allowed me to give to others. I believe education is the key to any kind of success, and every student deserves an equal opportunity to access resources to further their academics regardless of their family financial situation. Unfortunately, the real world often does not allow for that and forces many students from low-income families to suffer disproportionately. This is why I have been so adamant on expanding Young Mentors for the past couple of years as I’ve hoped to widen the range of kids that we can help. Young Mentors not only provides free academic tutoring to students from low-income families, but it also gives a chance to high schoolers to interact with younger students from different backgrounds and open their minds to helping others. I am eager to take up this new position in WFCF because I have seen and truly believe in the positive impact these programs can bring, and I hope I can contribute to expanding these programs into more areas to maximize the number of students we can lend a helping hand to.!
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I have always seen the poverty in countries like India and realized that this cannot only be happening there. More so, I thought about the lack of education for the underprivileged in countries like this, and wanted to find a way to help. I started the Young Ambassadors Program to raise money and donate supplies to schools in impoverished countries. My primary objective is to help develop schools, which in turn would improve the educations of the kids at them. I hope I can expand this program, and plan to run a few campaigns in the next year!
I have been leading numerous teams of high school student volunteers from both US and China to help in Kong Zhenlan's Safe House for 5 years. It's the most rewarding experience in my life, I am very lucky to be chosen as the team coordinator and the representative of WFCF program in China.
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My name is Arjun Dhamrait. I have been a friend of Max's since we both were in Kindergarten and I love to play a part in anything that Max does. I find helping children who are less lucky than we are to be a noble cause and one that I want to be involved in. I play tuba in my school marching band and run hurdles for the track team. In my free time I enjoy helping in my community, studying for school, and learning about new technology.
As an avid believer in universal high-level education, being able to join this wonderful organization helps me pursue this dream. Everyone deserves an education - regardless of their socioeconomic state. Having visited countries in Central and South America really opened my eyes on the inequality present in these countries. Being given this opportunity to extend knowledge to more people in the world is an honor and I am lucky to be involved with. Outside of WFCF, I play violin in my school and metro orchestra, run my own tutoring business, and love baking cupcakes!
As a mother, I wish all the children in the world can thrive in their lives. As an adult, I know that a lot of children are still struggling to survive. I like to help, I want to help. When Max had this idea, I was the first one to encourage him to put it in real, and he made it! We may not big enough to help a lot of children, but we have started from a few to arm for more. I believe our efforts will make differences to the children who need help.
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