"The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship has been a great year full of learning experiences, successes, and failures. In my opinion, the most vital leadership development was learning how to continue after failures or denials. There was a point in the fellowship year where I had not received one positive milestone, but I continued to have meetings with stakeholders and share my pitch... My willingness to not give up on my interventions can be carried into my career and future service projects. I know there is a need. I will not stop telling people and serving until there’s not a need anymore.”
“As a future physician it is my duty to learn the art of medicine, which is the balance between science and human compassion. The Schweitzer Fellowship has provided me the opportunity to develop this skill as I served my community and as Dr. Schweitzer said, ‘The purpose of human life is to serve.’”
“ASF served as a constant reminder of why I entered the heathcare profession – to help people. It never ceased to amaze me how eager families were to learn at my cooking and nutrition classes each week. Their genuine appreciation…inspired me weekly to develop lesson plans that were both enjoyable and impactful.”
"The greatest lesson I was taught through this experience was that the best way to incite a change in the world, is by you yourself stepping up and becoming that changing force."
"As a result of participating in this program, I was able to get to know a population of children that are often misunderstood as being ‘bad’ kids. I learned that these at-risk youth are children who face a lot of challenges and take on responsibilities at home that the average child does not – so much so that going to school every day is a big accomplishment. I plan…to contribute to the knowledge base within the counseling profession about at-risk youth and using literature in therapy. I would not have had this opportunity without the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship."
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