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USD Senior Helps Others Live, not Just Survive

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"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

The ancient Chinese proverb is one that most people know, but for University of San Diego student Jeremiah Young, it’s a philosophy for life.

Young, an International Relations major, isn’t your typical senior. He has run his own non-profit organization for almost two years, and balances his schoolwork with running international aid programs in three countries, putting hours in at his job and coaching high school soccer.

Initially a bioengineering major at University of California, San Diego, Young knew he wanted to make an impact on the world in a big way. He chose to transfer to USD and when he sought the Political Science and International Relations Department and individual attention from acclaimed professors, Young discovered that some of the world’s biggest problems weren’t being dealt with in a way that secured long-term success.

Inspired by Hurricane Katrina and the path of destruction it caused for millions of Americans, Young and his co-workers at the local soccer shop where he works, started discussing how they could help, and soon, Young developed what is now Bloom Projects International (BPI), a non-profit that specializes in research, analysis and media. (Full Story Inside USD)

 

ContactMelissa Wagoner | mwagoner@sandiego.edu | (619) 260-4659