The people there were so down to earth and appreciative, and I was touched by there vulnerability with someone that they didn't even know.
Hello, my name is Nashay Day, and for my You and The World Project, the topic that I chose was homelessness. For all of you who do not know what 'You and The World' is please click here and here for my previous blog posts. For my agent of change portion of the project, I tackled the issue of homelessness several ways. My first portion of my agent of change was a survey, and the results can be found here but in summary, the survey was pretty much based on various people's socio-economic status, and stances on homelessness. I took that data recorded, and analyzed it and I saw that 100% of the people surveyed did not believe that homeless people should stay the way they are, and they roughly 85% said that they were willing to do something to help eliminate homelessness.
For the next portion of my agent of change, I went to Mercy Hospice, a women and children's shelter in Philadelphia.During my time there, I donated money and toys to the shelter, and spent sometime talking to the people there.
But I knew that for my final part of my agent of change that I wanted to take a risk, and really make a change.
For my final part of the agent of change, I decided to walk the streets of Philadelphia donating to, and helping homeless people.
During my interviews I endured some trouble, but I stuck it out and I felt pretty good about my outcome, I
really helped these people and to see my interviews click here. I was very astonished by some of the things that were said, but I feel that I was able to make a change.
Looking back on my You and the World, I feel like I really made a change, and that I am now a realhumanitarian.