Hello, my name is Alexandra Vargas, I am fifteen years old and I am a freshman at B.A.S.C.S. I just I experienced my first year in a group called “Students In Action” which is a group of students who come together trying to help communities locally, and even out of the country. I think community service is important to me because you get to take a step out of your own world and shoes. to put on someone else’s shoes and see how their lives are and how you can help to improve theirs and/or give them something that would hopefully get to change their lives. In addition, community service is important to me because you get to give back to the world in whatever way you can which feels self rewarding. You don’t need to get something that’s tangible in return, but just seeing smiles on peoples faces, or communities cleaned or whatever it might be, it makes you feel happy inside and self rewarding because YOU know that you did a good job trying to make the job you put effort into, successful.