Alex Jefferson, NC

"I make short films in order to bring others joy, whether it be a laugh or simply give them something or someone to relate to. I want to be able to use my films and my voice to raise awareness about current social issues and to spark change in my community."

Sara Jones, NC

"My Why is to make an impact and be impacted by my friends and family's lives. I want to become a better person because of knowing them and hope that I can find a way to make a difference in their lives. I may not make a huge difference in this world but I want to do all that I can to make a small one."

Liz Irwin, NC

"Why I do what I do has been for my kids. 

It's why parents do what they do. 
So when I volunteer I do so to help other parents do for their kids. This is not limited to two legged parents. I love animals and am a parent to quite a few of them. 

So I guess what I am saying is I do what I do for kids, animals...because they don't always have a voice to stand up for themselves. So my Y is helping those who need a voice to help them."

Brianna Reitz, NY

" My why is to help people regain their health while I join them on their path to recovery. I find it rewarding and fulfilling to encourage, motivate, and inspire people to keep positive and to keep fighting. I hope to make an impact in my patients lives and brighten some of their darkest days."

Keesha Miller, NY

"My why is to help people become self-sufficient and reach their fullest potential. Societal oppression effects the outcomes of many peoples' lives and my goal is to help individuals see past the boundaries society sets for them. I think it's the most rewarding when people surprise themselves with their own success."

Rachel Silverman, NY

"I want to graduate from dental school in order to provide oral health to those in need. I would like to one day teach others the importance of oral health and encourage them to enter the profession so that more people can be cared for. I really look forward to instilling confidence in every patient, and changing the world one smile at a time."