We sat down with Chloe Tate to learn a little more about her, her work, and why she chooses service. Chloe started as a participant in Students In Action when she was a student at Spring Hill High School in Chapin, SC. She then worked as an intern with Multiplying Good before joining the staff.
1. Your role
I'm a Program Associate. In this role, I support our Leadership Communities that are implementing Youth Programs. I work closely with our VP, Youth Programs.
2. Your location
3. Why Service?
Service helps me feel connected to my community, my country, and the world. I’m constantly looking to challenge my own beliefs and perceptions in an effort to become a more empathic, well-rounded person. Service gives me the opportunity to interact with individuals from different walks of life with various beliefs, dreams, and cultures. I always walk away from a service project feeling more enlightened and connected with my community than I did before. The more I engage in service, the more I’m reminded that we are more alike than we are different.
4. If you could have dinner with one Past National Recipient who would it be and why?
Growing up, criminal justice reform was always something that my mother felt very passionately about. Bryan Stevenson has long been one of her hero’s and her love of him has naturally passed down to me. Having recently seen Just Mercy, the movie based on his book, I would love to sit down with him and bask in his knowledge and hear more about his work. Of course, Ruth Bader Ginsberg would be a very close second – for obvious reasons.
5. What's been your favorite project that you've worked on?
As a member of Students In Action in high school, I had the opportunity to partner with the South Carolina Special Olympics to launch the Young Athletes Expo, an event for differently-abled students across our school district. At the age of sixteen, I had never spent much time interacting with the differently-abled community and truthfully, it made me a bit uncomfortable. After spending the year working with the special education students in my high school, we jointly hatched an idea to create a special day of fun and games for elementary students - a day to raise awareness and an opportunity to build understanding and connection between traditional and differently-abled students. I quickly grew to adore the differently-abled community and I’m honored to know the Young Athletes Expo is an event that continues to live on at my alma mater today.