Elevator Spotlight

spotlight katrina

How long have you been an Elevator? I was an Elevator for 2 years when the program started – then joined back up 2 years ago.

How long have you been with Quincy? 2 years.

How would you describe him? Full of life - Quincy is smart and enjoys being challenged.

What do you enjoy most about your time with him? Quincy is an old soul, when we talk I can almost hear the gears turning in his mind. He responds to questions and directions with adult-like responses. He is game for any activity I suggest- we paint and make jewelry, one time we made snacks for his class... whatever I suggest he is full force into it with me.

What do you like best about being an Elevator? Children are the true reflection of what the world pours into them. I am a firm believer in nurturing the spirit of every child. I volunteered at school and athletic events when my kids were growing up and saw first-hand the value of adult interaction on my sons and other children.

A great teacher, coach or volunteer can have an immeasurable impact on a child. I saw the importance of that to my boys - even through college, just having people believe in them and take their time to mentor them... that was a priceless gift. So I am simply paying back, in some small manner, the attention bestowed on my own sons. Now - I have a grandson (expecting another in March) so I have tons of paying back and paying it forward to do. There is no better way to do that than working with children.


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Education Elevators is a West Virginia based, non-profit organization that partners businesses and organizations with local schools to match their employees with students in need of mentors, role models, friendship, academic support, and individual attention.By impacting individual students, we respond to fundamental needs in our communities.Education Elevators is designed to facilitate and support meaningful mentoring partnerships of businesses and organizations with local elementary schools.

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