I'm Denise, and I am incredibly delighted to take part in the Lion's Heart Teen Advisory Board team! I started volunteering when I was seven years old at St. Charles Borromeo and other nearby churches as well as food distribution sites. Coming from a low-income background and, thus, being supported by local financial and resource aid organizations, it has been tremendously important to give back to programs with the same or similar philanthropic goals. Being part of the Lion's Heart Teen Advisory Board means broadening new outlets for the youth to also make a change in their own corner of the world. I'm faithful that, despite the pandemic, a team like our advisory board can cast light on both virtual and in person community service opportunities.