Q: How or why did you becoming involved with the Haldeman After School Program?
I was told about it by Joy Gritton, and I thought it sounded like a great program.
Q: What kind of work do you do with the students?
Well this past semester I just was kind of there trying to help with pretty much what ever needed done. This semester I will be teaching about food preparation, and hopefully getting the students to experience new foods they have never tried.
Q: What’s been your most memorable or rewarding experience you’ve had since becoming a volunteer?
My most memorable experience would have to been when the students got to harvest the garden that they planted. They were so excited and so willing to try new thing because they grew them.
Q: Why do you think the Haldeman After School Program is a vital asset to the community?
I cannot emphasize the importance of the Haldeman after school program enough. It teaches the students so much. It is more than just an after school program. It is a place where we watch students learn about new things in nontraditional ways. It’s a place where if a student is having a bad day they can come and have a trusted adult to talk with them and make them feel better. It is a place for them to have new experiences that they may not generally have at home.
Q: What would you say to someone thinking about getting involved with the Haldeman After School Program?
If you are considering getting involved with the Haldeman after school program, I would say do it. This is so fun and rewarding. The students are very welcoming and so are all of the other volunteers
Hometown: Cynthiana, KY
Art Education Major at MSU