Growing up in Carmel, Ind., Morgan Jenkins learned the importance of community service from her family. Now a senior in Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, Jenkins has carried these lessons with her throughout her college career, and she’ll take them into her career with Ernst & Young upon graduation.
She served as the president of Kelley Institute for Social Impact’s Alternative Break Program for the 2018-19 school year. Alternative Break Program coordinates trips during academic breaks for students to learn and lead through service, both, domestically and internationally.
“Service or social impact is about being mindful and supportive of all communities—not just your home community,” Jenkins said. “In today’s globally connected world, our actions have a much wider impact than we expect.”
Jenkins traveled with Alternative Break Program on numerous occasions. Her favorite alternative break was the first time she got to lead a trip during her sophomore year. “I worked with a truly incredible, passionate group of students in Clearwater, Florida, and we volunteered with Junior Achievement, which is near and dear to my heart.”
Junior Achievement is a national nonprofit organization that supports K-12 students to set goals and develop financial literacy skills. Jenkins explained how she grew immensely, along with her team. “I loved watching the transformation that the students experienced as we served and learned all week,” she said, adding that the experience sparked a passion in many of her peers who have continued to volunteer for Junior Achievement.