A few weeks ago, the ninth grade had the pleasure of participating in the YPI project. Although my group did not make it to the finals, we we still got to watch our classmates present their charities. Listening to the 10 groups, I realized that I did not want the money to go to one single charity. I had become so enthralled in each presentation that I thought that each charity deserved the 5000 dollars. At the end of the day, I felt more involved in the New York community having learned about all different types of charities my classmates were involved in. I felt a strong desire to improve my community and give to those who are less fortunate. Although only one group could win the 5000 dollars, I felt like it didn’t matter which group would win because in the end people in need would receive the help that they needed.