My name is Dominick Poulsen. I am 16 years old, and I’m from Gill Massachusetts. I’ve lived in the same house my entire life, my parents have both worked at NMH, and I have always felt connected and a part of the NMH community. At NMH, I play soccer in the fall, and lacrosse in the spring. I have a radio show every Saturday night, and I am part of various outreach programs. I am also a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, and am a resident leader (RL) in Cottage 1 London, the freshman boys dorm. I am so grateful for this opportunity, as I have been able to grow closer to the freshmen and other RL’s. Being a resident leader has allowed me to step into a leadership role in the NMH community. I have learned a lot from being an RL, including how to set a positive example for the younger boys in my dorm, and how to connect with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
Like I said, I have grown up in the valley, and lived there my whole life. I was interested in this Social Entrepreneurship course because I wanted to give back to the community and people who have supported me. So far, I have learned a wide range of things, from what Social Entrepreneurship actually is, to the different ways to be a catalyst in my communities. I've learned different tricks of the trade from various social entrepreneurs. I have also learned how to better tell my personal story, something that is important for all people, especially social entrepreneurs. What excites me most about social entrepreneurship is the ability to instigate a change. I love the valley. I want to give back in a more meaningful way. I want to create an enterprise that has a lasting, positive effect on the community that has raised me, and shaped who I am.