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Community Service

Make a positive difference (and find yourself in the process)

Davontae's Story

Davontae Singleton
English Major

All throughout high school I tried to be involved in “giving back”, but I was afforded many new opportunities when I came to USC. I was able to connect with students who were like me and had a passion for serving the community.

I started out as a mentor and tutor for the Waverly After-School Program and worked with students from elementary to high school in helping to strengthen their academic achievements, foster their curiosity, and serve as a mentor. From that program, I have learned that it doesn't take much of you to help someone else and in return the reward is twice as great.

I now serve as the Co-President and Director of the Waverly After-School Program and am looking forward to working this year with my students. I plan to continue on and hope to become a high school teacher when I graduate. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does,” that quote by William James is what inspires me to do what I do.

Be a leader, be a servant, and be a part of the solution.

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