I'm so excited to announce that I am a finalist in Atlantic Impact's Blogger Challenge! As many of you know, I have been blogging for a few years and my love for storytelling has grown tremendously. In addition, I love to give back to my community through service (specifically working with youth), and this is the perfect opportunity for me to do both.
Atlantic Impact is an awesome non-profit organization that gives youth from underrepresented communities the opportunity to travel abroad -- for FREE! Since living in The District, I've had the opportunity to work with inner city youth on multiple occasions, and many of them have never even stepped beyond the city limits of Washington, D.C. Traveling abroad shouldn't be an unattainable dream, but it should be a reality that they know is achievable. That is why I am looking to raise money for this year's trip to Barbados, so that this group of young people can feel empowered to unlock their potential to be great, and see this beautiful world of ours.
Nothing brings me joy than to encourage others to be their best selves, and this would truly be an opportunity of a life time. Turning 25 has really been an eye-opening experience thus far, and I'm blessed to have reached this milestone in my life. So over the next 25 days, I'm asking for my supporters to make donations of $25 to this cause (see what I did there?) But truthfully, any amount you give will be greatly appreciated.
I'm so excited to share this journey with you all, and I thank you in advance for your support!