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Teens Searching For A Genuine Volunteer Activity That Contributes to
the Community and Builds Leadership
Article summary translation in English link below;
Joyce Kim, Tiffany Kim, Grace Lee
Monday, January 26, 2015
Special Edition page 1
Teens Searching For A Genuine Volunteer Activity That Contributes to the
Community and Builds Leadership
With the pressure of college admissions, teens and parents are struggling to differentiate their
teens from other college applicants. The bitter fact is that most applications look identical:
perfect SAT, SATII, well-written essays, rigor, AP courses. However, these factors do not guarantee admission to
your teen’s dream college. Rather, we hear about “College Admission Heartbreak”
when admission rejections are the bitter reality. Although art, music, and sports may be a
big part of extra curricular activities, the activity with the greatest influence towards teens’
moral standards and one’s own value is a volunteer activity.
Parents and teens are looking for a break-through answer among fierce college admission competition for how to make their teen stand
out in college applications by participating in special volunteer work or extra curricular
activity. The reality of the honor students who receive close to perfect scores in GPA and
test scores is that they need a “special hook” that will differentiate them from others by
doing volunteer activities that humble them to write to compelling essays for college admissions.
Which course of volunteer work, where and how the teens volunteer is their choice; however,
parents who just focus on college admission status by providing short-term volunteer activity should reconsider.
The winning attitude should be, rather than focusing on volunteering for college admissions
success or trying to package the teen. It will be a greater benefit for parents to focus more
on their children learning about genuine volunteer activities that will produce a positive
influence or change their child’s life down the road towards their future career and life.
Therefore, choosing a volunteer organization is important and I wish to introduce the
Covenant House, learn about helping others by learning from the very best organization
with an excellent reputation in helping and rescuing homeless teens in the U.S.
About Covenant House
Covenant House is the largest privately-funded agency in the Americas. Covenant House provides loving care and vital services to
homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited children.
Assist the homeless by providing education that they need in Covenant House
throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Individual Case Manager
Health & Safety
Providing Life Skills
Support Job search/training/interview
Case Study ; Teen homeless story, all pictures are used with permission with
Covenant House Calif.
Article Cont, Page 2,
Title ; How Teens Can benefit by Volunteer Activity
Through helping homeless teens that are similar in age, teen volunteers learn
the importance of “family”.
Focus on how teens can benefit college admissions and help another teen’s
life by helping homeless teens.
Case About Daniel,
Case Study about Homeless Korean teen who went to Harvard.
(name/unpublished/just summary story/privacy matter)
Case study about 2 Asian Teens,
2 Covenant House Key Volunteers
Tiffany case, ( 10th Grader)
Tiffany began her volunteer work in 7th grade because of her mom’s pressure to
volunteer. Tiffany was quiet, shy, very protective, and even selfish. Her mom was stressed
because of her very unhappy Harvard Westlake School teenager at home and was about to
explode from study stress.
However, as time went by, things slowly changed. As Tiffany began to read and
learn about Covenant House, she began to change. By volunteering for the homeless teens,
she learned the reality and how fortunate she was. In the last few years, she not only became
an active key volunteer, but now she can confidently say to others, “I’m thankful every day.”
As a web master of the teens rescue ( covenant House Volunteer Org) site to attract
volunteers and selling covenant house Gala tickets. She was involved in a Gala fund-raising
campaign and was the
co - campaign manager for Asian Society for Covenant House Gala. Most importantly, through
active Covenant House volunteering she conquered her stage fright and became an active
Mock Trail team member at Harvard West lake school acting as a Prosecutor. This year, t
he Harvard West lake team won against all county champion high schools and is about to go to
the final competition to go to State Championship. As a Covenant House Key
Volunteer, she has a much higher moral standard, humble and positive spirit to help
homeless teens and build leadership skills.
Case about Jeong Si ( 9th grader)
Everything was perfect to Jeong, Harvard Westlake student until he overdosed on
Chinese liquid medicine while on a summer vacation in Korea, which caused severe damage
to his kidney and possibly life threatening side effects that changed Jeong’s life.
Thanks to American medical technology and doctors, he was able to cure the side effects and
was able to come back to school. However, the boarding school in the East Coast needed to be
postponed due to the doctor’s order and delay in treatment.
For the first time in his life, Jeong experienced how important health, and family was
while he was lying in the hospital bed. He realized his mother’s sacrifice for him from his heart.
This was around the time Jeong thought about helping others, cherish healthy life,
and started as a volunteer for Covenant House. As a key teen volunteer at
Covenant House now , he wishes that he will continue to volunteer even after the
East Coast boarding school during summer vacation. He wishes to come back to see
his mother in summer and volunteer at Covenant House to
volunteer and rescue homeless teens.