Hello everyone! My name is Kaushal Gokare, and I am a proud member of the YMCA's Teen Leader Program. Through this program, I have been able to meet new people, visit new places, and learn more about our local community while participating in service, team building, and leadership development.
Last summer, through the Global Service Leadership program, I visited Johannesburg with a crew of teens from all over Atlanta where we partnered with the historic Soweto YMCA and engaged ourselves in community projects. Whether we were helping teach younger children, cleaning up local trash dumping sites, or just walking around the neighborhood with the Soweto Teens, we all had incredible experiences.
This year, I have been given this unique opportunity again as I was recently chosen to participate in YMCA’s Global Service Leadership trip to the Republic of Georgia where my teammates and I will partner with a local branch there and engage in service related to local summer camp and sports programs. My team is composed of other like-minded Teen Leaders from all over Metro Atlanta, and in order to plan for our trip, we will meet many times so that we can best dedicate our time to service while in Georgia. Over the course of eight or so days in mid-July, we will interact with local children, create invaluable memories, and make lifelong friends all while causing a real difference within the local community.
If you would like to support this initiative, you can donate by clicking on the tab to the right; all of these contributions will go directly towards funding our project, and I would be extremely grateful for any and all donations I receive. If you would like to learn more, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (404)599-3624. Thank you for all your support, and I appreciate your consideration.