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#PayItForward: Motivating Teens to Serve

September 27, 2017 — “Every one of us is part of the community we’re in. You’re either contributing or detracting from it.”
This is what Marina Hunt, a graduate of the Spence School, took away from her high school volunteer experience. Marina joined a panel of student volunteers at #PayItForward, a forum on youth community service hosted by LSA Family Health Service and Convent of the Sacred Heart School.
Additional speakers included Adam Garner of DoSomething.org; Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a neuropsychologist and certified school psychologist; Dr. Cappy Collins, a pediatrician who engages youth in community health programs; Naomi Varnis, an admissions director at Columbia University; and India LaRoda, Miss India America 2017 and a former Special Olympics volunteer with extensive service experience.