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Volunteer Spotlight: Jimmy, Jenny & Cristian

On Wednesday, May 17, United Way for Greater Austin celebrated the contributions of students in UWATX’s Youth Engaged in Service (YES!) program at Webb Early College Prep Academy. The YES! program has been an opportunity for students to learn about philanthropy and volunteerism while exploring careers throughout the Austin community.  Students have gone on field trips to local companies and non-profits and have completed tons of volunteer hours on projects after school. Our staff sat down with a few phenomenal Middle School volunteers to learn more about what volunteerism means to them. Jenny Dominguez (J-Dog), Jimmy Aguirre (Bigfoot) and Cristian Dominguez (C-Money) are Webb students who participated in the YES! program and were are excited to share their thoughts with you.   What was the most fun volunteer experience so far for you? Jimmy  |  I liked last week when we planted plants and helped the environment. Cristian |  Painting a giant Jenga set at the MLK Day of Service in 2015. Jenny |  Visiting the Austin Humane Society to donate toys and play with a puppy.   What is an issue that is important to you? Jimmy |  World hunger, because if we go hungry, we won’t survive! Jenny |  Getting a new phone, it freezes a lot and it’s slow. Cristian |  So many issues! I want to government to not use bombs or start wars.   What do you want to be when you grow up? Jenny |  A basketball player for the Austin Spurs. Cristian |  the President of the United States. Jimmy | […]

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