Michael Winfield

Michael devotes himself to a number of community service projects in the Chicago area including buildOn, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Garden Buddies, a program teaching kids about the environment, healthy eating, and growing plants and vegetables. During his junior year, Michael was a leader in a dating violence prevention campaign, where he used his art skills to design the t-shirts and posters for the program.


Try Again: I’m No Role Model

You’re wasting time when you try defining anyone I believe in; well , especially me. Only thing you can define are words and I’m neither a word or a line. I don’t even know sometimes if I am human. Maybe the closest word that can define me is crazy! Seriously, I’m just 19 years old…

17 May, 2012

Envy the perfect moment

Not the moment but the cherish of the moment run with the sunset to get another the pressure of life that make us alive time pass only if we can move the hands of time our night become the daydream what happen to the memory if we only wished we could cherish that moment

24 April, 2012



22 March, 2012


Never underestimate the things you can do the stars above the sky is underneath your feet, can’t you see You can leave them breathless Only if you try All your mistakes turn into gold this very moment you’re king When you conquer you shall feast too. You can’t tell them what it is Only what…

22 November, 2011

Adapting to a new life

Oh Ecuador, am i feeling high! I have only been here about two months now, and my mind set has already changed. I might sound cliche but, being here in Ecuador made me appreciate what I have at home. I also remind myself that I am so blessed to have this opportunity at my age. I have to remind…

09 November, 2011

Making My Own Tools

Hey! I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.  I’m an artist, youth mentor, tennis player, humanitarian, nature watcher, and a Global Citizen Year Fellow. I wasn’t raised in a wealthy family. I was born into this world with few tools for success, but as I’m getting older I’m making my own tools to build…

06 July, 2011

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Michael Winfield