My experience with the Yuda Bands project really opened my eyes
to what service truly is about. Success was due to the passion that I felt while doing this project. The best strategy that never failed was showing people how excited I was about the project. By sharing the stories of the students and their families, their hardships, struggles, it makes the project more relatable to the first-world person, allowing them to understand what humanitarianism and service to your fellow man means. The Yuda Band did not just represent a scholarship for someone in another country; to me it represents hope and opportunity.
-Leanne Empinado, Student at Oak Harbor High, WA