Maya Black, 17, is a youth volunteer with the Fort Bragg/Pope American Red Cross. The rising freshman at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte said the organization has transformed her from a shy kid to someone with leadership skills.

Black, who served as an ARC vice president and secretary, has volunteered in medical records, obstetrics and gynecology and in the pharmacy at Womack Army Medical Center. An academic scholar, she plans to major in pre-kinesiology to become a pediatric physical therapist when shes grown.

What do you like most about being an American Red Cross youth volunteer?

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Who are some of your role models?

Why do you think other youth should be interested in giving back to their community?

What do you like most about being a military kid?

What are some of your hobbies?