As any young adult could image, being awarded a $10,000 grant can be life
changing. That was the easiest way I could express it when I received the Gold Medallion
during the Raiders commencement ceremony. Overwhelmed with all kinds of emotions,
one thing I knew is that I wanted to change the world, I just had to figure out how. With
the award, came along the generous grant that would be the start to my journey.
I began to think of what I could do with all of this money. I thought about how I could buy so many things that I have desired, but as I was walking back home from the store I noticed an older man sitting on the floor in need of food, water, and a home. I kept walking contemplating on what I could do with the money. I thought