Hello my name is Kameron Cook, and I am a freshmen in high school. I am a leader and volunteer with the East LAke Family YMCA in Atlanta, GA. I have been selected to particpate in the YMCA Global Service team. I will be traveling to the Republic of Georgia to work with their YMCA youth development program. Myself and other Global Service team members will help run the youth summer program. Traveling to the Republic of Georgia will enable me to build positive relationships with other young people across the globe. It will also help me grow my leadership skills while learning from a different culture.
I am trying to raise $3,000 to help fund the cost of the trip, travel and the various projects we will implement while in the Republic of Georgia. I will be traveling this summer, August 2019.
I have been involved with the YMCA since I was about 5 years old. I was a member of the Villages of Carver YMCA swim team, attended summer camp, participated in gymnastics, cheer, karate, soccer and basketball at various Metro Atlanta YMCA's. As I got older I started attending the Eastlake YMCA Youth and Teen center. At the Youth and Teen center I got involved in the after school program. Through that program I was introduced to the Young Women's Leadership Academy, the L.I.T (Leaders In Training) program and the Leaders club. Last year I was given the opportunity to put the skills learned into action; I worked/volunteered with the camps I once attended. To be apart of the staff at the YMCA meant a lot to me.
The YMCA has impacted me more than I could ever imagine. The YMCA has provided me with a second home. The YMCA has taught me leadership skills, ways to handle tough situations, and to be a better me. The YMCA will always be a special place that I feel free and safe. The people I have met and built relationships with have made such a positive impact. This is why I want to go to the Republic of Georgia with my YMCA and build positive connections and learn new things with and from teens across the globe. This trip would allow me to think outside of the box and really push me to make an impact in my community.
I am asking for your support for this awesome opportunity. All donations are tax deductible. Any amount is greatly appreciated!