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Activate! – Sara Goodwin: Monroe County Public Library (MCPL)

Sara was one of the very first volunteers to join the mentor program in the library’s teen space and has been a weekly volunteer mentor for teens in The Ground Floor at the Monroe County Public Library for the past four years. Her volunteer position is to teach different crafts to the teens who hang out there. Her actual role …

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Activate! – Kathy Pratt: Bloomington Meals on Wheels

Kathy Pratt has been a volunteer with Meals on Wheels for over 20 years. She originally got involved after being asked by a friend to join her as a partner on her delivery route. She has stuck with it all of those years and enjoyed not just spending time with her friend, but has gained an appreciation for the need …

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Activate! – Kit Sommers: SouthernCare Hospice

It may have been how it reminded her of spending time with her grandmother. Or it may have been her desire to have the opportunity to connect with an individual directly. Or, as she reflects now, it may have been precisely because she found herself feeling uncomfortable with the idea of death, that Kit Sommers sought out more information about …

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Activate! – Henry Dohnert: MCCSC Adult Education- Broadview Learning Center

Henry Dohnert’s volunteer journey has come full circle. He was once a high school drop out who couldn’t see a path for himself to get back on track with his education. It was a mentor who turned that around for him and set him on the path to getting his GED and eventually a college education. As a recent retiree …

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Activate! – Kevin Osborne: Foundation of Monroe County Schools – Real Men Read Program

Kevin has been involved in the Real Men Read program through the Foundation for Monroe County Schools since its inception. He became aware of the opportunity through his place of work and is a part of a team of employees who rotate throughout the month to cover the reading shifts in the kindergarten classrooms they serve. He has really relished …

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