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Daily Point of Light #4197, Alyssa Hersey
Posted by Points of Light Institute
Alyssa Hersey is a perfect example that change can start with anyone, anywhere, at anytime. A young teen that excels at her school work, Alyssa has used her passion for change to inspire her peers through her organization USE IT, U can Serve Everywhere, Involve your Talent. Alyssa has been taught the importance of giving back since the tender age of 8. As she recalls on her website, “My parents have always demonstrated giving back and have shown me and my siblings that volunteering starts at home and there are no efforts too small.” It is within this same spirit of “starting at home” that Alyssa has formed an organization called USE IT. After volunteering with Alpha Omega Miracle Home, raising money for the Ronald McDonald House, acquiring free books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, and lending her vocal prowess for the United Way, American Cancer Society and Habitat for Humanity, Alyssa has decided to motivate others in using their talent to provoke change. At the young age of 14, Alyssa Hersey has used her spirit of volunteerism to reach her friends in using their talent in giving back. Her efforts through USE IT have lead others in joining her in bringing about change.