Old Enough to Understand but Young Enough to have Faith

Posted August 31, 2011 Avatar Maria Kashem

Avatar Maria Kashem View Profile
Member since July 23, 2011
  • Posts

“Basically, what we’re seeing is a downgrading of everything. Our credit rating isn’t AAA anymore. Congress has an approval rating of only 18 percent. President Obama’s popularity has been in downgrade mode for the past two years; for his 50th birthday, he got a stock market crash. The whole hope thing has been downgraded to a different sentiment that might be described as “not entirely despairing.” To quote the GPS lady: Recalculating.” –Joel Achenbach Washingtonpost.com After...


Natural drought combined with malevolent leadership by terrorist regime is currently resulting in a catastrophic famine, which has overtaken Somalia. With half a million children on the brink of starvation, and hundreds of thousands of people in search of aid, not having relief options should not an option! “Starving Somalis have walked more than 100 miles in blistering heat, many carrying dying children with distended bellies, to get to crowded refugee camps in Kenya.” Worse yet, more Somal...


Support Oslo Victims: Unite Against Racism!

Posted August 21, 2011 Avatar Maria Kashem

Avatar Maria Kashem View Profile
Member since July 23, 2011
  • Posts

Anders Behring Breivik, 32, felt he had a lesson to teach by leading a rampage of terrorist attacks. A total of 76 young children and adult lives were taken as Breivik relentlessly proceeded with his massacre attempt. “The killer told police that his attacks were “atrocious but necessary” to save Norway and western Europe from cultural Marxism and Muslim domination. His motivations were expanded in a 1,516 page manifesto, packed with quotes from US-based anti-Muslim blogs.” So why must w...


This past issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine featured three powerful women who shared their stories about having been forced into the human trafficking industry, and their successes after surviving each treacherous encounter. The stories were appealing to me because I have personally encountered a similar story myself, and I have wanted to make a positive impact on others ever since. The biggest misconception made concerning human trafficking is that each girl in this profession has made a personal...


Make Your Universal Contribution Unique!

Posted July 31, 2011 Avatar Maria Kashem

Avatar Maria Kashem View Profile
Member since July 23, 2011
  • Posts

About me: I am a college student, living in Hawaii. I like to keep up to date on current events, and stay knowledgeable about what is being done to remedy different issues, but most of all, I enjoy reading about solutions to which are feasible for me to contribute! I have previously considered joining the Peace Corps for a year, however, as a student working towards a career in Television Broadcast, my life is currently preoccupied with school, work and internships. There are still ways which ev...


Mexican Drug Cartels Use Young Boy Assassins

Posted July 23, 2011 Avatar Maria Kashem

Avatar Maria Kashem View Profile
Member since July 23, 2011
  • Posts

As I was paging through my latest edition of The Week, one excerpt in particular made an impact on me. This past December, 15 year old Edgar Jimenez was arrested and sentenced to trial for working as a hit man for a Mexican Drug Cartel. In court, Edgar admitted to killing four men, and proclaimed that his criminal career had started with drug dealing, when he was only 11 years of age. His punishment is to serve three years in prison, as he was convicted of murder and kidnapping. "I participated...


  • Maria Kashem

    My name is Maria Kashem. I am 22 years old, originally from New Hope, Pa. I am a graduate student at Hawaii Pacific University. I support Voices of Youth because I believe: "You cannot live a perfect day with out doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you."- Coach JJ. This summer I am enjoying home, while coaching cheer camps and volunteering at YouthBuild Philadelphia. SMILE


    Member since July 23, 2011


    YouthBuild Philadelphia, United States