Hello, my name is Lucy. I’m 15 and I enjoy working with my community, helping others, and focusing on goods and bads in the community. Working with SOS I learned how to interact with others in the same house, how to approach a need and how to communicate with ideas. I really like waking up in the morning knowing I’m going to change my community. Living in Oakland has been my home for 15 years. The community I live in, Fruitvale is my family. SOS has helped me do things I never thought I would do, I’ve been helping with the summer camp at Peralta Hacienda and it’s made me feel like a kid again. The summer camp has welcomed me to a new view of what these kids see in their community. Summer of Solutions Oakland has been a good program for me, here’s where all the teens should come and help out. This program out of all the programs I’ve bee too is one of the bests. I could be at home watching TV and not do anything, but I decided this year it was going to be different for me. I love working in a community where everybody has a lot of ideas for the community. I also like seeing the people in my community helping out. This is all thanks to Summer of Solutions Oakland.