Giving Back To Your Community
Start writing a post
Student Life

The Importance Of Giving Back To The Community

Never forget where you come from and who helped you get to where you are going.

The Importance Of Giving Back To The Community
Christian Lucatero

It takes a village of people to get you where you want to get to and it takes an even bigger village to make sure you stay there.

All throughout high school, I made sure to stay involved with pre-collegiate programs that would help me achieve these dreams. It was thanks to these programs that I am where I am now simply because they had hope in me with everything that I did and spent the time helping me realize just what I am capable of.

A promise I made to myself during my first two years in college was that I would always make sure to count my blessings and give back to the community that helped me get here in any possible way I could.

With my second year in the books, I decided to help out past advisors by being guests on their student panels for high school students that were looking for every little bit of advice they could get. I know what it's like to be in their shoes and just how hard it is to feel uneasy about what the future holds when you are far away from home.

It also reminded me just how much I love being home. Home is this community helping each other out and making sure that they are confident in themselves.

However, this also helped me reflect on everything I have done in two years so far in college. It was stuff I only dreamed of and how even though I was at the disadvantage because I'm a first-generation student that is entering a predominantly white institution and male profession, I could definitely do it.

This is the hope and motivation I want to give other students that are just like me and have their doubts about whether or not they belong at their institution or in their profession.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments