Written by: Lindsey Johnson
AJSS Participant 2013-2014
I chose to attend a 25 Days of Change trip to Portland, Oregon the summer of 2013 to have something unique to add on my college applications. When I say “I chose”, I really mean that my mom sat me down and said that I needed to do something more productive than another summer at sleep away camp. What I did not realize at that time, being a rising high school junior, was that AJSS would not only be an experience I could talk about while applying to schools, but that it would also help better prepare me for my college experience. I had such an amazing experience on that Portland trip that the next summer I participated in the 6 Weeks of Impact trip to Memphis, Tennessee, where I once again made some incredible memories and learned some valuable lessons for what college would bring.