Home / News & Stories / From Gaining Hours to Gaining Hearts
From Gaining Hours to Gaining Hearts

From Gaining Hours to Gaining Hearts

From Gaining Hours to Gaining Hearts
Yaeram Lee (10th Grade, Forth Lee High School)

When I first heard that I had to volunteer at least 60 hours for my high school, I was very annoyed. Then, I found out about Give Chances and everything changed. At first, I was only volunteering for the community service hours. However, little by little, I started to open my heart out to these kids. As time went by, I began to actually teach them wholeheartedly and looked forward to the days when I met up with them. Sure, it isn’t always exciting or fun, but I love just meeting them for a change and having small talks in between our sessions. These kids have more capability to learn than most of the kids around their age that I have met. It’s been almost a year since I’ve first met them and they have improved in so many ways than I could have possibly imagined. Seeing each of them grow as a student was and is an irreplaceable gift to me, and I hope it is for all of us.