Essay Contest: “Yes, I can help.” — Bradley Yu

BradleyBradley Yu (8th grade)

“Yes, I can help.”

8 December, 2015

In this society today, there are many problems such as violence or poverty. In order to make the world a better place, I try to help as much as I can. I cannot make world changes, I am not Ghandi, or Martin Luther King Jr., or Nelson Mandela nor can I donate as much money to a cause such as Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerburg, but I can help out with those people around me.

Volunteering is a way to help others. Recently I participated in the Feed My Starving Children program and my friends and I packed food to give to starving children all over the world. That day, we packed enough meals to feed 56 children for an entire year. Even though we weren’t donating millions of dollars to poor countries, we did what we were able to do to the fullest extent of our ability.

Being a math tutor is another way to help others. In school, I help others with their math homework. I also create Mathcount video tutorials in order to help people solve tricky problems. With the help of modern day technology and the internet, I can even help people from the comfort of my home.

Recognizing people is also another way to help others. I write for our local magazine, highlighting local student’s accomplishments. I have received feedback saying that the students feel appreciated with the recognition they receive.

In order to help others, you don’t even need to pack food for starving children or write articles for people to be published in magazines. Being kind to all those around you will help them. “Helping a person will not necessarily change the world but it will change the world for that person.” – Anonymous. Helping all those around you, whether it’s helping an elderly person cross the street or helping a friend study for a test, can change the world for you as well as the people you help.


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