Hi, I’m Morgan Barroukh-Ummels, and I am a proud YMCA Teen Leader. I have had the privilege of spending a lot of time in the Y over the last few years – volunteering in the Play Center, scanning cards at the front desk, coaching youth soccer, and participating in the Teen Leaders program. The Y has become my second home. The coolest thing I have had the chance to do is participate in the Robert D. Fowler YMCA’s Teen Leaders program, Leaders Club. In Leaders Club teens have a space where we are allowed to be our most genuine selves. We talk about what is going on in the world and our place in it. We find opportunities to positively impact our community both locally and globally. And sometimes we just sit back, talk about school, and play games.
Being in Leaders Club, I have the opportunity to attend the annual Global Service trip that the YMCA provides to teens. This trip gives young leaders like myslef the opportunity to experience different cultures and people. Also letting teens have an opportunity to see what life is like outside of their community.
This year I have the chance to attend the trip to Cape Town South Africa, with a group of other teens from Y's all around metro Atlanta. This is truly an amazing opportunity but I need your help. I am currently campaigning in order to raise $3,000 for the trip. With the click of a button, you could help me reach my goal. Any amount makes an impact! Thank you for your time, and have a wonderful day.