Category Archives: Keara Sheppard

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Keara Sheppard on The Public Outcry For Gun Control

I think that it is truly a tragedy and that there should be much better gun control laws. The reason is because a person such as Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who is fighting for something right doesn’t deserve to get shot. Nobody deserves for something like that to happen to them. This Congresswoman was at a campaign rally trying to help people of her community. It’s unfortunate. I think gun control laws should be better enforced. Things like that shouldn’t really happen and I don’t think we should just let it slide. From this we should just pay more attention and make sure that something like this does not repeat. There’s really nothing specific that can be said that will help this situation, but I just hope everybody steps up and make sure this doesn’t happen again.

To view photos of the mission trip to South Africa, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.asp

 Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at www.angelrockproject.com.

Given the Recent Situation in Egypt, How Does Keara Sheppard Feel About Living in a Democracy?

It is very important for countries to live under a democratic government. I think everyone should at least have a small say on their countries activities and what should be done. Dictatorship and Democracy are pretty much the opposite. A dictatorship is ruled by an individual who is the dictator. Usually whatever the dictator says goes no matter what. Dictators are able to take away much of the peoples’ freedom. Many dictatorship states tend to show totalitarian characteristics. Democracy is a form of political organization in which all people exercise equal control. You have a variety of rights living in a democracy. Therefore I truly feel it’s a good thing to live under a democracy. 

To view photos of the mission trip to South Africa, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.asp

 Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at www.angelrockproject.com.

What Social Problem Would Keara Sheppard Try to Solve If She Had $1 Million?

If I were given $1 million dollars to combat any problem I would use it towards giving students scholarships. Granted this money will not stretch very far but it would help an extra student get into a good college. Think about how happy students and parents would be if they were able to receive a $100,000 scholarship. I know I personally would be really overjoyed and appreciative. College is a wonderful experience so everyone should be able to be a part of it. Having this money to help would in a way be bittersweet. With this money I would be able to help at least 10 students pay for a portion of their college tuition. I would pick only 10 students and grant them with a 100,000 dollar scholarship. In a way it’s sad because I would only be able to help about 10 people when a lot more than 10 people need this kind of help. If every student were granted scholarships even if it’s only 500 dollars then the rate of college students would increase. Therefore people would be more successful. This is something we should all like to see.

To view photos of the mission trip to South Africa, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.asp

 Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at www.angelrockproject.com.

What Would Keara Sheppard Say to President Obama If She Could Speak With Him?

If I were given the time and honor to speak with President Obama I would express to him things that I feel are of importance. Although there are many issues in our world today that deserve much attention, I feel violence is a bigger problem. I will continue to speak strong on this subject until crime is no longer the only thing you see on the news. I know that there is a lot being done to decrease the rate of violence and crime, but I’m still not fully satisfied. It pains me the most when you have to leave your house not knowing if you’ll come back home safe. At times it’s just really sad. Unfortunately I don’t have the solution to this problem right up my sleeve and I know President Obama doesn’t either. However I feel the more advocates we have for it the more ears we’ll reach and the more helping hands we might gain from that. Being a Journey for Change ambassador had taught me to stand up for what I care about. Therefore, in speaking to the president I’d hope that he would understand my compassion and do as much as he can as President to decrease the amount of violence and crime. I personally get tired of the killing, robbing, raping, etc and I know for a fact that others do too. This is why everyone should want to get together and help and not expect a miracle to just happen.

To view photos of the mission trip to South Africa, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.asp

 Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at www.angelrockproject.com.

This Local Issue Needs Attention by Keara Sheppard

A local issue that I care most about in my community is crime. The reason is because it affects the life of many people. It is a serious problem in my neighborhood; it would be outstanding if this problem were ended. I don’t like the fact that a lot of people never know for sure if they’re going to make it back to their homes safely. This is very unfortunate. Even though, crime in my neighborhood has been said to have gone down but it is known to be a high violence area. I honestly don’t have an answer as to what can be done to stop it. However I do think that city officials should continue to do whatever they have been doing and much more. I can see that it is helping. I see many police officers around and I think that is a good start. Hopefully it is consistent and we continue to see a decrease in the amount of violence and crime.

To view photos of the mission trip to South Africa, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.asp

 Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at www.angelrockproject.com.

Why So Many Americans Are Suffering Economically Today – Keara’s Opinion

I think the reason why so many people in America are suffering economically is because people don’t spend their money accordingly and also because prices are pretty high for certain things. A lot of people spend their money on expensive things that sometimes they really don’t need. Others spend their money on items that are necessary but is simply just too much money. I think the government should work on reasonable prices on items. If prices went down more people would be able to afford things and there would be many more purchases. The economy has slowly gotten better but it’s still an area that needs work. If the government makes decent prices in stores I think it will be able to help end the suffering of people. Hopefully it will also increase the amount of purchases being made around the country with new affordable prices.

To view photos of the mission trip to South Africa, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.asp

 Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at

Washington, DC – Keara’s Experience

So far on this trip I have seen so many interesting things. Going to the White House was something new. It was a really good experience. It had a lot of significance in the pictures and the special memories. Capitol Hill was also fun. We were able to talk to a Congressman and a Congresswoman. I had the privilege to introduce Congressman Cummings to my fellow ambassadors. They gave us good advice about how we could better our advocacy work. Today we went to Georgetown University. The campus is really big. There are a lot of major and minor classes you can take at that school. Afterwards we went to the Holocaust Museum. I was looking forward to this museum. It was very sacred and very detailed. It made me more aware of this tragedy.

To view photos of the ambassadors during their mission trip to South Africa last summer, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.asp

 Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at www.angelrockproject.com.