I am so glad we did YPI this year. I feel that many people know of Planned Parenthood, but not many are very educated on it. Even though we did not win, I am so glad to have researched it so much. We got a chance to educate our whole grade on Planned Parenthood, from clarifying they do more than just abortions (a common misconception) to letting them know of PP’s texting program which many of our classmates could use. Also, if people ask me about PP in the future, I will be able to answer them. That is something I can carry with me for the rest of my life. I also learned how to determine if a charity is trustworthy- by going not just to their website, but to their 990. Though Leitzel ended up helping us get our first site visit set up, it was still a valuable experience to practice calling, emailing, and coordinating with a big organization. Though one usually has to be older than I am to volunteer with PP, I would like to stay connected and volunteer as much as possible. I was lucky to be in a group with two girls who cared about this issue as much as I did. We bickered a lot throughout the process, but it was because we were all busy and stressed but wanted our presentation to be the best it could be. At the end of the day, we were a strong team, united in our goal and passion.