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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:06 pm | Updated: 1:20 pm, Tue Jun 12, 2012.

What type of volunteer work do you do?

I’ve helped at the LOEL Center, Salvation Army, St. Joachim Church and served on the Lodi Youth Commission this past year.

Why do you find service efforts rewarding?

It’s a good feeling when you’re helping others and to know you are doing something useful.

What was your favorite part of working with the seniors at LOEL?

I really enjoyed watching them have a good time. It’s really neat because it’s a whole different generation.

What has serving taught you?

In life, you can’t just worry about yourself. You have to think about others. When helping others, you’re also helping yourself by learning important lessons.

You just graduated high school. Knowing what you know now, what is one piece of advice you would give to incoming freshmen?

Take high school seriously. It is the first step (to your future). Make sure to enjoy it too because it goes by quickly.

What is your next stepping stone?

I am going to Fresno State to study communications. I would love to work for the San Francisco Giants doing broadcasting. I love baseball.

If you could pick a phrase or words to live by, what would they be?

No matter what anyone tells you, words and ideas can change the world. — Dead Poets Society

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2 comments:

  • Ron Werner posted at 10:45 pm on Thu, Jun 14, 2012.

    Ron Werner Posts: 93

    Robert Jacobs wrote "Why not every single family or individual who has a good home, bring in a homeless person or family for a week"
    Here's a few reasons why.

    http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/526/homeless-facts.htmlPeople who are homeless frequently report health problems.
    •38% report alcohol use problems
    •26% report other drug use problems
    •39% report some form of mental health problems (20-25% meet criteria for serious mental illness)
    •66% report either substance use and/or mental health problems
    •3% report having HIV/AIDS
    •26% report acute health problems other than HIV/AIDS such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, or sexually transmitted diseases

    Tyler, keep up the good work.

     
  • Robert Jacobs posted at 10:52 am on Wed, Jun 13, 2012.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    Volunteering to serve in a kitchen is all well and good but it doesn't change homeless people's lives much.

    Why not every single family or individual who has a good home, bring in a homeless person or family for a week. Then the next family could do this and pretty soon you may just give someone as we always say not a fortunate as ourselves...

    Of course that's just a little close for our liking... That's just a little too close to home...

     

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