This year, I was really excited to be the leader of the HELP, Helping Everyone Less Privileged, student activity. In the past, we have had many successful dinners with guests from adult homeless shelters. This was the first year that we invited guests from a teen shelter. For our first dinner, we made macaroni and cheese, collard greens, fried chicken and biscuits. We all came together over a competitive game of Pictionary at the end of the night. However, the best part of the night was definitely talking with the teens and realizing that, though we come from different situations, we all have stories to tell.
Everyone at the HELP dinner came from completely different backgrounds. However, we were all able to come together for a really fun night. Despite all of our differences, we realized that we had a lot in common. This dinner was right around the inauguration so Beyoncé lip-syncing was a big topic of conversation; everyone had an opinion! At the end of the night, we all left full of good food and really excited for the next HELP dinner. I have become aware of how lucky I am to be going to such a great school in which I have amazing opportunities.