I am a sophomore at Deering High School. I became a member of YEPs because I wanted to become a better leader for my community. I’ve had trouble being open and upfront in the past. I wasn’t really open back then and I always wanted to be the person and especially, the leader I knew I could be. All my life, I’ve tried to be the best version of myself and become a leader in my community. YEPs provided me the opportunity to take my leadership skills to the next level and understand what it takes to be a true leader. My hope for education in the future is that no matter your race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity, you can receive the opportunities to succeed in whatever you pursue in life. For me, I like to go out and hang out with friends, play soccer, watch movies, and try new things that I’ve never tried before. In life, you got to live life to the fullest because you only get on chance in life, the question is how do you want to live it?