Fairfax

PUREYouthLogo

PURE Youth Fairfax

Virginia


PURE Youth, a leadership program, specifically aims to facilitate discussion and awareness of the impact that education has on society through numerous projects and fundraising. PURE Youth also supports projects from all program areas and causes PURE champions which gives the ambassadors an opportunity to understand the depth and breadth of the issue, solution and impact on the lives they are helping change.

From the beginning the main motive behind starting the Fairfax chapter is to help people who are in need. We worked on many individual fundraising events and were able to help and create a positive impact, but we felt some incompleteness in our efforts. Over the summer of 2019, we are thinking about finding an organization to work with, which makes a bigger impact and respect the dignity of every human being, considering humanity as one family (vasudhaiva kutumbakam) while serving people regardless of race, color, religion, nationality, gender, and sex. Fortunately, we were able to get in touch with Hema Kanthamneni and found out about PURE and its widespread wings. We started our chapter in October 2019 with a team of 5 like-minded, hardworking and service-oriented 8th graders. Later in a couple of months we added 2 more ambassadors now having a team of 7 ambassadors.

Led By Children, For Children

Testimonials

My favorite part about pure youth is working together as a team to help the children who don’t have much to offer.For me volunteering is something that is an essential requirement to be  successful I have been volunteering with the Rocky Run Middle School Homework Helpers since seventh grade. Last summer I raised money by doing an art sale and donated  to St.Judy’s children’s hospital. I had always believed that sharing is caring, but after joining PURE I realise it is more than just our local community we can help the world with more effort and time. ~ Vasudha Koneru

I like that Pure Youth gives to the disadvantaged children and allows everyone to have an equal opportunity for success. I also like that Pure Youth raises important initiatives such as the school and Skype initiative. My thoughts on education is that it is important and everybody deserves education to lead good lives. ~ Ananya Gottumukkala

PURE Youth is a way for me to expand my life and my understanding of life way farther than my house, my friends, and school. It gives me the worldly perspective and encourages me to be more aware. Helping people is important not only because it benefits them, but because doing good deeds for others can inspire them to do the same. It’s like starting this huge  chain reaction that rapidly goes around. ~ Lakshmi Allam

What I like about Pure Youth is the fact that they put so much effort into helping those in need. These are some of the many important issues that people ignore and don’t give any importance to. My favorite experience as a part of Pure Youth was the holiday drive which was around the time of Christmas. It felt good spending some quality time wrapping gifts, petting dogs, helping little kids find their way, and serving them food. My thoughts on education is that it’s not something that everyone is given and everyone deserves education in order to think carefully and live a wiser life ~ Main Yedla

I like being a part of PURE as they help kids in our community strive. They are supporting children who are less fortunate. With things they don’t have in life and I am happy to be able to be helping in their cause. Being a part of PURE I have been able to develop skills on how to present the cause to others for the different events I have been to. This has helped me to make others aware of the different projects that PURE does and how they can help. ~ Shloka Nair

I think Pure is helpful because they try to help people in India, and it provides better education to the children. ~ Advaith Gottumukkala