I heard about INMED through a service organization I lead called Peers and Students Taking Action (P.A.S.T.A.). The first time I volunteered at INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center, I saw so many wonderful opportunities to help the community and those who don’t have the resources that others do.
I started tutoring middle school students in math on Saturday mornings and have spent the past three summers giving free guitar lessons at the Center. Almost all the kids are brand new to the instrument, so it’s great to see them learn to play from scratch. The kids at INMED are awesome. I love those moments when I see the kids smile after accomplishing something or completing a difficult task. Their excitement and motivation are powerful and contagious.
Community service really instills a sense of gratitude, confidence and leadership. I’ve also found that volunteering is reciprocal. Helping others ultimately helps everyone live up to their true potential. I hope more teenagers will understand how great it feels to give back to the community.
— Saarthak Maheshwari
11th grade student
Stone Bridge High School