The owner of the house expressed his gratitude and said he was amazed at how smart we were at such a young age. I thought Samanda, a freshman brigader in our group, brought up a great point in response. She said that everyone has the capacity to learn and be “smart,” it was just about access to resources. It was a good reminder to be thankful for the fact that I have access to such a strong education. It also motivates to continue my service work to try and provide these resources to others.
-Maya Holay, Brigader