I hope to volunteer with children and teens in the community, specifically those with special needs. This is something I did during high school, almost every weekend, through an organization called Friendship Circle. I think small connections between college students and kids in elementary and middle school can have a huge benefit for everyone involved. As people get older, we tend to identify ourselves with individuals of the same age – forgetting that we were once younger. I believe by fostering these relationships with special needs children in specific, we can better understand one another and how we all contribute to society.