Mahatma Gandhi’s words “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” were, and still are, always present in my life. Whether they were on printed on a poster at school, or on my mother’s favorite refrigerator magnet, I was always surrounded by them. It wasn’t until 2013 when three of my friends and I formed YouTopia that Gandhi’s words started to come to life for me
. Being a part of YouTopia provides me with the tools and voice that I need to give back to the community that has given so much to me, while learning useful skills. Working with YouTopia has shown me that the actions of a single person can, and do, make a difference.