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Larryette
Watts
Languages: 
English
Spanish
November, 1992
Bio: 
My name is Larryette Watts and I am currently a Biology students from the United States of America. I have always had a passion for helping those in need, especially children. Community service is not just an activity that I enjoy engaging in, it is my way of life. I am of Baptist Christian faith and have been taught of my life that to be Christ life is to be a servant to those in need. My life has been dedicated to helping others since I was a about 12 years old when my mother began making me tutor the children of her friends. It was an important lesson for me because it taught me to not be selfish with my gifts, especially when those gifts can improve the lives others. I intend on using my Biology degree in this very manner. It is my ultimate to obtain a doctoral degree in neuroscience and medical training in neuropathology, so that I can join the fight against neurological diseases. In addition to my career goals, I also plan to one day open a medical center for people of color with degrees in science and technology. This medical center will help eradicate the lack of minority representation in the medical field and encourage younger generations to pursue careers in science and technology. I am really excited to have found this organization because I have been looking for a way to donate my spare time to the betterment of the world, and I'm certain that being a member of this program will be the perfect opportunity for me to fulfill this aspiration.
Volunteering Experience: 
I have participated in a number of volunteering experiences, but there are two that are very near dear to my heart. The first volunteering experience happened about three years ago through a campus organization that I was a member of at the time. I was a student representative for the group, which meant I was required to create a community service event. I chose to host an event called "Baskets of Love" for Valentine's Day. "Baskets of Love" was a personal care donation drive that was used to support a local nursing home. My organization and I collected a variety of personal items for the 80 residents of the nursing home because in many nursing homes the residents must buy their own personal care items, which can sometimes be very difficult for a number of reasons. Seeing how grateful these people were to not only receive a surprise gift on the day of love, but to actually be given items that they can use daily, was an incredibly touching moment. The second volunteering experience happened last Christmas at a local elementary school. Last year I volunteered at a local elementary school as helper for one of the science teachers. The elementary school serves a fairly low income community, so each day that I go volunteer I would see many children that were quite obviously living in poverty. As Christmas drew near, I began to feel saddened that not every child would be able to experience the joy of opening a gift on Christmas Day. I decided that was unacceptable, so I started a toy drive at my school. I created a wishlist and permission packet and gave it to an administrator at the school, who sent them home with a few of the school's neediest children. The wishlist asked for clothing/shoe sizes, favorite colors, hobbies, and desired Christmas gift. Each child's wish list was given to a donor, who would go out and purchase the child clothing and/or toys. Out of the nearly 40 children participating in the drive, they were all able to receive at least two items out from their list. It was so amazing to see their little faces light up when they came to pick up their gifts. It was a blessing to see how happy a simple act of kindness could cause such joy in the life of others.
Education: 
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Occupation: 
Student
Other Skills: 
I have many years of experience as a mentor.
I have also created & managed many service projects.
I have the majority of my life participating in community service
Larryette Watts
Atlanta
United States
Languages:
English, Spanish
November, 1992
Description
My name is Larryette Watts and I am currently a Biology students from the United States of America. I have always had a passion for helping those in need, especially children. Community service is not just an activity that I enjoy engaging in, it is my way of life. I am of Baptist Christian faith and have been taught of my life that to be Christ life is to be a servant to those in need. My life has been dedicated to helping others since I was a about 12 years old when my mother began making me tutor the children of her friends. It was an important lesson for me because it taught me to not be selfish with my gifts, especially when those gifts can improve the lives others. I intend on using my Biology degree in this very manner. It is my ultimate to obtain a doctoral degree in neuroscience and medical training in neuropathology, so that I can join the fight against neurological diseases. In addition to my career goals, I also plan to one day open a medical center for people of color with degrees in science and technology. This medical center will help eradicate the lack of minority representation in the medical field and encourage younger generations to pursue careers in science and technology. I am really excited to have found this organization because I have been looking for a way to donate my spare time to the betterment of the world, and I'm certain that being a member of this program will be the perfect opportunity for me to fulfill this aspiration.
Volunteering Experience
I have participated in a number of volunteering experiences, but there are two that are very near dear to my heart. The first volunteering experience happened about three years ago through a campus organization that I was a member of at the time. I was a student representative for the group, which meant I was required to create a community service event. I chose to host an event called "Baskets of Love" for Valentine's Day. "Baskets of Love" was a personal care donation drive that was used to support a local nursing home. My organization and I collected a variety of personal items for the 80 residents of the nursing home because in many nursing homes the residents must buy their own personal care items, which can sometimes be very difficult for a number of reasons. Seeing how grateful these people were to not only receive a surprise gift on the day of love, but to actually be given items that they can use daily, was an incredibly touching moment. The second volunteering experience happened last Christmas at a local elementary school. Last year I volunteered at a local elementary school as helper for one of the science teachers. The elementary school serves a fairly low income community, so each day that I go volunteer I would see many children that were quite obviously living in poverty. As Christmas drew near, I began to feel saddened that not every child would be able to experience the joy of opening a gift on Christmas Day. I decided that was unacceptable, so I started a toy drive at my school. I created a wishlist and permission packet and gave it to an administrator at the school, who sent them home with a few of the school's neediest children. The wishlist asked for clothing/shoe sizes, favorite colors, hobbies, and desired Christmas gift. Each child's wish list was given to a donor, who would go out and purchase the child clothing and/or toys. Out of the nearly 40 children participating in the drive, they were all able to receive at least two items out from their list. It was so amazing to see their little faces light up when they came to pick up their gifts. It was a blessing to see how happy a simple act of kindness could cause such joy in the life of others.
Education
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Occupation
Student
Other Skills
I have many years of experience as a mentor. , I have also created & managed many service projects., I have the majority of my life participating in community service
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