"Volunteer activities can foster enormous leadership skills. The non-professional volunteer world is a laboratory for self-realization."
Mae West (American Actress, 1892-1980)
"The amazing thing about my trip to Jamaica for volunteering in Travel and Train Camps Jamaica last summer 2011, was working alongside the very young Jamaican athletes and performing arts students, as well as the student-athletes that came from the United States. I saw kids that had a lot of natural ability and was able to train them, while training myself. They had so much talent in sports, dance and drama and were filled with joy even if they had no shoes or training clothes to train in. It's a beautiful thing to see people that just loved sports, dancing and life in general. Working with them taught me a lot about myself and life. I can't wait to be back for camps in Jamaica next summer 2012."
A. Odembo - Howard Community College student - daughter of the Honorable Elkanah Odembo, Kenyan Ambassador to the United States and his wife, Mrs. Aoko Midiwo-Odembo