Within my community at home, that being my family and friends from high school, I have observed that practicing communication and teamwork often times helps to solve many conflicts that occur in everyday life. I’ve come to understand that communicating directly with others creates awareness about the problems within the community. Last year I entered New York City alone for the first time in a pre college summer program. I was unfamiliar with my surroundings and I knew very few people. I adapted to this situation by asking for help when I needed it and I was unafraid to approach new people. I was greatly appreciative when locals were helpful and friendly.