When he was just 6 years old, Caleb Oh was inspired by the actions of scientist, Jane Goodall. From that moment on, he was eager to take any service opportunity that knocked on his door. Caleb’s ambitious nature allowed him to do just that.
Caleb established and serves for his own organization called Kid Changemakers, while also being a ninth grade student at South River High School. He also volunteers with other organizations such as Helping Hands America, Blue Ribbon Project, The Glen Burnie House of Hope and many more. One of his favorite service activities is helping run the Aging Up Not Out workshops that teach foster kids valuable life skills that will help them age out of the foster system. When talking about the workshop, Caleb says “It is rewarding to see the impact of providing education creates”.
Caleb stays busy with his extracurriculars as well. He’s involved with Powerhawks Robotics, It’s Academic, Toys for Tots, Mathletes, badminton and Backpacks for Baltimore. He also is trying out for tennis and basketball at South River. Caleb also takes up hobbies outside of school and service. His hobbies include reading, sports, tinkering with electronics and learning.
In the future, Caleb hopes to expand his organization within the county in order to create a larger impact on other communities. Caleb also plans to attend college where he will pursue an education and earn a degree in Biomedical Engineering.
Caleb recommends other students to become involved in community service. He explained his experiences by saying “It is amazing to see the true impact you have on others, and how happy you can make people by simply showing up and helping out.”