By Craig Yamaguchi
This camp has improved my leadership abilities a lot. It has helped me to believe in what I do and learn more about life lessons and goals for the future. The speakers that have come through for the camp really affected me in many ways.
The speakers who were in the music entertainment business helped me to look at music in a different way, and I feel that they helped me realize what kind of goals I want to set out for myself.
Also, most of the speakers have told us about life lessons, like taking risks and setting future goals for yourself. They made me really think about those things in a clearer way because they’ve experienced the lessons that they were telling us.
Jamil Suleman, one of the speakers for SYLP, helped me learn more about the music industry and about many other artists that are trying to become big around the city.
I’ve learned that I’ve got to find something that I enjoy.
Something that I have a passion for to help me love my job and for helping people out. My passion is sports. Also, I have a passion for music, and the speakers have motivated me into writing either lyrics for a song or poems again.
These speakers made me realize how close everything can be if you believe in fulfilling your goals and that working hard pays off in the end. I feel as though this camp gave me an edge over other kids that haven’t participated in SYLP.
Since these speakers already made a huge impact on my life, they make me want to do the same as well, like make an impact on somebody else’s life in a good way and to be a great role model for younger kids. ♦
Editor’s note: The ideas here do not necessarily represent Northwest Asian Weekly’s stance.