Impact on Society
Impact on Student
by Maren Wilson
by Elizabeth Meyer
by Andrea Kane
involvement in Project H.O.P.E made me realize how my story could help others
heading down the same road I had traveled. A mother at 15 and now a permanent
foster-parent to my brother’s four children I understood the impact of
unplanned pregnancy on families and the community.
AmeriCorps and becoming involved in Service-Learning showed me the connection
between education and the community. Project H.O.P.E. has had a ripple effect
on my life allowing me to emerge a leader. It set into motion my desire to run
for President of Phi Theta Kappa and I have made lifelong friendships with
amazing people all over the country sharing the same dreams, stories, and
This project reinforced by own beliefs
that one person can make a difference and that several more can move mountains.
Sharing a video of my personal story on our website has empowered me to
continue the fight for this important cause. My desire to help others and
make a social change will be passed onto my children as they grow into young
adults. Through my own experiences, I will have the tools to talk to my
children about their life choices when the time comes.