“Through volunteering, I hope to make a better world for future generations to live in. As long as you have a burning passion for the cause, any change can happen. As long as this passion is present, we can change the world, and that gives us hope for a better future.”
These are the words of Zack Bodden, a 17-year old student at Stanton College Preparatory School. Zack is a Boy Scout, Memorial Hospital Volunteer, Joe Berg Society Member, IB student and Drama Club member.
As a Boy Scout, Zack recently completed his Eagle Scout project, in which he planned, raised funds, recruited volunteers and executed a playground renovation for a local preschool and built a storage shed for the school.
He is also a member of HandsOn Jacksonville’s Youth Leadership Council. In that role, he was invited to participate at the Youth Service Institute Conference in Philadelphia last summer. He also worked on Global Youth Service Day where his team planned and executed a booth at the Earth Day Festival for kids to make Earth Tiles and Eco Bags. These projects taught them how to “go green” using the principles of Reuse, Renew and Recycle.
HandsOn Jacksonville salutes Zack’s commitment to being the change he wants to see in the world! To learn more about how teens can get involved, please visit our website: handsonjacksonville.org/teens