For part of my in school service, I worked at the stand to raise money for the Girl Rising event. I found the stories of these many girls extremely empowering. While it may seem at some times that one person can’t make such a significant difference to the world, hearing the stories of girls my age made me realize that I can make a direct difference to girls in other countries. I was very drawn to the idea that this event, if earned enough money, would make a girl’s dreams of going to school come true. I am very proud to have helped contribute to this.