I have personal been involved with our Whiz Kids site for 3 years now as Site Administrator and Jesus Time Coordinator. My husband actually started the site, and his passion and love for the program quickly rubbed off on me. I remember very clearly at our initial training how many times I was told that I would simply fall in love with these kids and just as clearly I remember thinking, well that’s neat for the tutors but since I’m not actually going to tutor, I can’t imagine that I would have a relationship or actually grow very close with any one of the kids. I could not have been more wrong!! A month into our first year I had totally fallen in love with each and every child!! And not only our more challenging ones, but especially our more challenging ones!! I found myself talking about these kids at all times of the day, with just about who ever wanted to listen. In fact every Thursday I spent an hour on the phone with my friend who tutored and all we talked about was how great Whiz Kids went the night before. Weather it was about how funny one of the kids are or which one was struggling in one area more than another, I couldn’t believe how invested into their little lives I was already. There is nothing in this world like looking at a child’s face when you teach something about Jesus that they had never heard before. It’s priceless! I am so thankful to be a blessing and to be blessed by these children each week.
And so glad that we have the opportunity to have the program at our church.Not only do my husband and I serve but also our two daughters and my mother-in-law serve every week as well. Whiz Kids has kind of taken over our whole family and we’re very grateful for that. Dawn Parker
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my life every week. Each week I'm engaged with the Whiz Kids, asking about their week, what's new in life, how they are doing in school, recently have a mother and son from the program coming to church. It's the best part of my week.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Not change a thing.
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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
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What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
Nothing comes to mind
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Yes, makes me feel blessed each week and excited about new things we'll be doing with the kids!
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
That I'm receiving more of a blessing than I ever imagined.
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