Philadelphia High School Students Committed to Creating Social Change

Words of wisdom from our Champions of Caring

Andre Sababllette, West Catholic

“The difference is made by all of us. It is the combination of our service that makes an impact on the community.”

Diane Soto, Roxborough High

“When many more teenagers bring a smile to a lonely, elderly face, they show the community care and concern. It also encourages the community to want to keep something like this going on and inspires more teenagers to do the same.”

Kaitlin Kennedy, Archbishop Wood

“Helping others and making other people smile is the one thing that truly makes me happy. I believe that we have all been given certain gifts, but they are not for us. We need to share them with each other and use them to help one another.”

Lauren Hospador, St. Pius X

“How great was it for me to be the giver and to see the appreciation in each child’s face. These images encourage me to keep service a part of my life.”

Stephen Hoffner-McCall, Cardinal O’Hara

“Through community service, I have learned that when you help one person, that person learns that people do care about them. That person or group will pass this understanding to the next person or group and so on. […]

Raquel Hoffman, Neshaminy

“Giving my time to make others feel good is a feeling difficult to describe. I decided to start a Pen-Pal program between Israeli and American students.”
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