Feb 18, 2021
During the summer before my sophomore year of high school (2004), I was invited to attend a summer camp. At the time, I remember it being advertised as a camp for aspiring young leaders. Though I was a shy and introverted student I was chosen to be one of the participants to represent my high school. There were at least 10+ high schools represented, with each high school having at least two students in attendance. I had never been to a summer camp before (not something Haitian parents would willingly allow their child to do), but I was somehow able to convince my parents to let me go. Honestly, the appeal of being called a "leader" convinced us all that it would be a great opportunity.