By Pfc. Lee HyokangJune 18, 2012
YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Fundraising, donating or visiting residents at an orphanage or elderly care center are just some ways to give back to the Community. A young lady who spent her childhood at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, gave back what she has received, in an unique way.
Destinee Harrison, who used to be a former Seoul American High School athlete offered to be a Volleyball Clinician by performing two Volleyball Camps for the youth at Child, Youth and School Services Gym, June 11-14. Harrison is currently on an athletic scholarship, playing volleyball for Howard University.
On Monday and Tuesday, more than ten middle school students had the opportunity to participate in the camp and on Wednesday and Thursday, high school students were given their chance. The student-athletes learned new skills and tips from the talented young lady.
"It is just a way to give back to the people who helped me out when I was here," said Harrison. "I love volleyball and it just feels great and rewarding, being able to help someone who might be playing volleyball in the future. I like to see the smile on people's faces when they get a point or when they learn a new skill."
The camp lasted for about two hours each day and the student-athletes didn't waste a second paying attention to Harrison's tips and demonstrations.
Steven Lycan, a senior at Seoul American High School, praised her effort and thanked Harrison for her help.
"I just recently got interested in volleyball," said Lycan. "I knew her through my brother and I'm glad she is here to help us today. I'm hoping to make a team this fall and this camp is helping me improve a lot. I'm just really thankful that she is here to do this for us."