Hello my name is Kameron Cook!
I am a sophomore attending Drew Charter Highschool. As a leader and volunteer with the East Lake Family YMCA in Atlanta, GA, I have been selected to particpate in this years Global Service Leadership trip. I will be traveling to Cape Town, South Africa to get involved in their community. 9 Global Service team members ,including myself,will be helping out doing service in the community of Cape Town. Traveling to Cape Town will enable me to build positive relationships with other young people across the globe as well as participate in many different service projects. 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 Cape Town, South Africa . I will be traveling this summer, July 2020.
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 East Lake 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. Last Year, i went to the Republic of georgia and had wonderful experience. While over there i learned alotof skills that really taught me team building skills and alot of skills that had helped me with summer camps. This trip would allow me to think outside of the box and really push me to make a bigger impact in my community.
I am asking for your support for this awesome opportunity. All donations are tax deductible. Any amount is greatly appreciated!