Community Service - Making a Difference

One day, an old man was walking along a beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed ashore by the high tide. As he walked he came upon a young boy who was eagerly throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one.

Puzzled, the man looked at the boy and asked what he was doing. Without looking up from his task, the boy simply replied, “I’m saving these starfish, Sir”.

The old man chuckled aloud, “Son, there are thousands of starfish and only one of you. What difference can you make?”

The boy picked up a starfish, gently tossed it into the water, and turning to the man, said, “I made a difference to that one!”


Volunteer work and community service is a great way to make a difference in your community, while also strengthening your portfolio for college and scholarships. Volunteering is challenging right now with the pandemic, but there are still things you can do. Below are some resources you can use to make a difference: 

(local service directory with volunteer opportunities)

Do Something:
(youth-led service campaigns)

(play games to earn free rice for third world countries)

Random Acts of Kindness:
(ideas for random acts of kindness)

Mission Statement

At Beehive, students of diverse cultures achieve academic excellence and personal skills in a challenging and innovative STEM environment to become contributing global citizens.

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