When thinking of change, one should always start with what is within their reach. I believe that focusing on the students in my school is the best place to start change. The one’s who are in trouble the most are minorities. One problem with men of black or Hispanic background is the lack of father figures in their lives. There are some things, in my opinion, that only a male, specifically a father, can teach a young man. I am not going to act as a father, along with my group members, but as I guide, or be a “Big Brother”, if you will, to these young students.
Another problem is the lack of community service participation. A lot of students don’t feel as though they can do anything to help or that they can’t make change because they are just one person. If each one of those students come together than the commitment will be greater and the hope will stay alive. On the other hand, a lot of other students don’t take pride in their community because they think that it is not good because they are comparing it to other societies. They never stop to think that other people would love to live where they do; there is always someone in a worse situation than one’s self.
My mission is to help students break away from social fears teach young men to become powerful leaders. Also, we will help embrace and respect all cultures. Most of the community service will revolve around different races, so that we recognize them and learn more about it. This will be success, although the effects may not be seen right away because nothing happens immediately, but it is a more realistic, reachable, and important than a lot of other issues.