So much of what we do at KidsTek is made possible by our incredible volunteers. Whether assisting teachers in the classroom, or working behind the scenes, our volunteers help to further our mission of closing the digital divide.
One volunteer, Morgan Sauer, has just finished helping at our after school programs at Sable Elementary in Aurora. She began volunteering in the classroom in March. One of Morgan’s favorite experiences from working at Sable was from a project where the students were asked to create songs using Google Music Labs. “Just seeing how much fun they had creating these songs and how proud they were sharing with the class brought such joy to me.”
In addition to assisting in the classroom, Morgan has recently joined our scholarship committee. Morgan shared that “This was my first year on the Nancy J. Sauer Scholarship committee and I could not have enjoyed it more!”
This was especially impactful to Morgan since the scholarship was created to honor the legacy of Nancy Sauer, Morgan’s mother, a former KidsTek board chair. “There is something special about being able to put a vision my mother had into reality by providing the ability to help those further their education.”
A key role of the scholarship committee is choosing our scholarship recipients. Morgan shared that “reading the applications was so special because the applicants got to share their experiences and what they are hoping to do in their future. Then putting a face to a name during the interview process allowed for a conversation with them about things they like doing and how that shapes what they want to do. It was a fantastic experience and I look forward to next year!”
We are so grateful for all you do, Morgan!