Stanford Help/Charity ideas
For the past few years I've really been wanting to go to Stanford, but I realize that it's probably next to impossible for me to get accepted. I'm currently a freshman and had a 4.33 gpa first semester. I'm taking three honors classes this year (that's all that's offered) and advanced one year in math. Next year I'm signed up to take AP US History, AP Bio, Algebra 2, Honors English, Spanish 2, and an elective. Any ideas on what else I should take? I think it would be cool to also get an internship somewhere. Any ideas? Anyways, one of the main things that I guess is unique for me is that I travel a lot. At the age of 8 had had gone to all of the continents in the world except Antarctica. Today, I've also been to all of the states in the US but 3 and about 30 countries in Europe. I used to live in Europe and have dual citizenship. Since I travel so much I thought that it would be cool to make some kind of charity. Like when I travel I do something to help where I go. I'm not really sure what I should do yet, so I was wondering for ideas. I love to help people/my community too. I weekly tutor kids that struggle at school and don't have the resources/compassion at home to be helped. I also volunteer at a retirement center often. I think making my own charity would be amazing! I also LOVE animals and I might find an interest in doing something against animal testing or something in that area. I'm not just doing this for college, I'm also doing this for myself, but what are other ways to stand out to the admissions? I love to dance and am on my schools dance team. I also am on my schools Volunteering club, Eliminating Poverty/Hunger Club, and Debate Team. I think it would be cool to do some national conference (all my life I've grown up going to conferences and watching speeches/lectures). Ideas? Also- My dad went to University of Chicago and was a professor at Yale and is well known in his area. Does that help? Growing up I did natural pageants and I love to act. Ive done a lot of plays and acting competitions. I placed top 10 in a internarional acting competition and am signed with several agents (I know that's not school related- just thought to include it).
Thanks a lot!
Last edited by Gingycutie09; 03-04-2012 at 12:59 AM.