Narrative Essay On The Abyss Of Poverty

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Growing up in the small town of Columbia City, I witnessed the crippling poverty of the people who lived there. Of course, I saw people who lacked the motivation to make their lives better. However, I also watched numerous people attempt to climb and claw their way out of the never-ending abyss of poverty; usually they fell further than they climbed. On a select few occasions, poverty-stricken citizens of this city have reached the top of the abyss and left their life of struggle behind. Witnessing these scenarios affect families in my hometown as I grew up prompted me to dream of ascending from poverty myself; however, it would require a long journey and hard work and determination throughout the process. Despite my desire to complete …show more content…
However, there are also millions of kids stuck in the abyss that I strived to climb from. I don’t say this because I came from that place, but I say it because I see it with my own eyes. I have seen the homeless children in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I have witnessed the overflowing homeless shelters in New York City. I have observed the refugees who live only feet from the ocean on the beaches of Calais, France. I was able to climb out of the abyss of poverty; however, entire civilizations around the world are still shackled to its deepest depths. Through witnessing these sights, I have found my direction, the same direction as FDR, Princess Diana, and the thousands of unknown volunteers who have fought to give people in poverty their chance to escape it. Whether it be a child who just needs a small pull or an elderly man who has spent a lifetime on his knees, jailed by poverty,, my wish is to help lift every innocent, helpless person out of …show more content…
There are multiple ways in which I intend to do this. I certainly plan on being a part of the student government and help in the ASK program, which helps give free tutoring to children depending upon their social economic standpoint. These are only two of the on campus extracurriculars I would participate in. Although it is important to be active on campus, I also believe in helping the outside community. The best way for me to help the community and work to follow my passion is to create an organization. I plan to create and run this organization with the I acquire from school and my previous experience in starting and running an organization. The goal of this organization is to help lift all people in the community out of poverty. There are three steps to reaching this goal. The first step is to equip secondary students with the necessary resources to receive an education and to carry on to college. The second step requires the organization to help find employment for all homeless citizens and get them off the streets. The final step would work to educate impoverished adults on ways they could receive an affordable education that would allow them to obtain jobs in the community. The implementation of these steps would also require three steps. The first step of implementation would be securing tutoring and support to children coming from impoverished homes. The second step would be

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