Q: How or why did you becoming involved with the Haldeman After School Program?
Because Joy is a friend of my father’s and she was talking about the center one day and I was curious about being a volunteer. So I drove down to the center and fell in love with the place.
Q: What kind of work do you do with the students?
All kinds. I tutor and make sure they are safe. I am currently teaching meditation each week to the kids as well.
Q: What’s been your most memorable or rewarding experience you’ve had since becoming a volunteer?
Knowing that I make a difference in these kid’s lives. I try every day to be a good influence on them and to make each child feel special.
Q: Why do you think the Haldeman After School Program is a vital asset to the community?
Communities are groups of people who take care of one another. This is us taking care of the younger generation.
Q: What would you say to someone thinking about getting involved with the Haldeman After School Program?
It’s well worth driving out there every day. Sometimes you go home feeling exhausted, but you are happy to know that you did what you could for the kids we have.
Hometown: Floyd County, KY
Psychology major at MSU