Sophia Lee

Marlborough (KARDIA sub-chapter), CALIFORNIA, USA

  TASSEL volunteer Sophia Lee on a TASSEL summer trip. 

TASSEL volunteer Sophia Lee on a TASSEL summer trip. 

What has been most rewarding about being a part of TASSEL?

I think that the most rewarding part about TASSEL is the very direct and personal connections you form with your students over the year. Because we teach the same day each week with the same students and teachers, we’re able to see how our class is learning and improving after each lesson, which I think makes service through TASSEL especially fulfilling. While other nonprofits/service organizations have similar intentions and provide helpful services, I think TASSEL is unmatched in its ability to provide direct aid and care to specific individuals. Through this organization, I’m able to see how my one hour per week makes such a large, positive impact. The fact that I teach English makes Tassel particularly special because I know that I’m, at least in part, helping to provide my students with a long-term, permanent advantage that will serve to provide much needed financial and emotional support.

  Sophia Lee (left) teaching at the Samrang TASSEL School during a summer 2016 TASSEL trip.

Sophia Lee (left) teaching at the Samrang TASSEL School during a summer 2016 TASSEL trip.

  Delivering clothing to the Banan TASSEL School, summer 2016.

Delivering clothing to the Banan TASSEL School, summer 2016.