Rebecca​ ​Reid

Whitney​ ​M.​ ​Young​ ​Magnet​ ​High​ ​School

My​ ​name​ ​is​ ​Rebecca​ ​Reid.​ ​I​ ​live​ ​in​ ​the Beverly​ ​community located on the Southwest side of​ ​Chicago.​ ​I​ ​am​ ​a  sophomore​ ​at​ ​Whitney​ ​M.​ ​Young​ ​Magnet​ ​High​ ​School. Chicago​ ​is​ ​an​ ​extremely​ ​beautiful​ ​city. ​ ​There​ ​are​ ​multiple​ ​reasons​ ​why​ ​I​ ​love​ ​living​ ​here. I love Chicago for its vast diversity in multiple ways. ​ ​I also find Chicago to be a very vibrant city with many things to see, to do, and to experience. The​ ​skyline​ ​is​ ​so captivating​ ​and​ ​never​ ​gets​ ​any​ ​less​ ​beautiful​ ​after​ ​seeing​ ​it​ ​everyday. Although​ ​Chicago​ ​has​ ​many​ ​challenges, ​ ​I​ ​am​ ​dedicated​ ​to​ ​helping​ ​children​ ​in​ ​need​ ​and​ ​helping to​ ​foster​ ​substantial​ ​positive​ ​change​ ​in​ ​and​ ​outside​ ​of​ ​my​ ​community. ​ ​Knowing​ ​that​ ​I​ ​have contributed​ ​in​ ​making​ ​someone​ ​else’s​ ​life​ ​better,​ ​makes​ ​me​ ​so​ ​happy​ ​and​ ​inspires me to​ ​continue​ ​to work on the behalf of others. By​ ​being​ ​involved​ ​in​ ​HLC, ​ ​I​ ​believe​ ​that​ ​I​ ​can​ ​develop better ​leadership​ ​skills, while I learn what it takes to efficiently and effectively manage service projects. I​ ​would​ ​also​ ​like​ ​to​ ​make​ ​new friends​ ​among others who share similar interests and passions. I’m also​ ​very​ ​excited​ ​to​ ​be​ ​exposed​ ​to​ ​other​ ​ideas​ ​on​ ​how​ ​we​ ​can​ ​help​ ​Chicago communities.