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Apr 22 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Kay

Volunteer Spotlight

Kay

After 32 years as a dedicated worker with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Kay Fawcett was approached by a previous co-worker’s husband about volunteering with Project READS. He was a site coordinator at Indian Village and looking to build his team of tutors. Kay has been on this mission since 2011. It was easy for her to say yes. She wasn’t busy on Wednesday afternoons, it was conveniently located, and she felt it was a good way to stay connected with her community. According to Project READS staff JC York, Kay has been a great asset to the Project READS team, and her dedication is greatly appreciated. Many students have found success through Kay’s direction.

“To be able to spend an hour with a child that sincerely needs that is an amazing accomplishment. It’s a good thing.”

Seeing the children’s success in the program has been very rewarding to Kay. Along with reading instruction, the one-on-one attention a child receives through the program is what she believes makes all the difference—just having someone that cares to spend time with them can greatly impact their success. Patience and understanding are necessary attributes of a tutor, and Kay definitely possesses these qualities. It has been eye-opening for her to see the variety of backgrounds and attitudes of today’s students. “To be able to spend an hour with a child that sincerely needs that is an amazing accomplishment. It’s a good thing.”

Are you interested in giving an hour a week and being a superhero to our students like Kay? Contact Nicole, (260) 423-0008, or visit our website for more information.

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