Thanks, everyone. :)
I'm looking forward to the volunteer opportunities too. There are three that he mentioned (though, there are many more avail.):
1 - "Everybody Wins", is a program where volunteers read to an elementary school child for an hour a week. I think this one is pretty common, though a great idea.
2 - Big B / Big BS, now this is nothing new, but our company arranges it so that the kids can come to the office! They have them transported here, then the kid spends a few hours with you, going to meetings, etc. This helps the child gain exposure to a professional environment & gets a big brother / big sister relationship going where the big b/s can commit to the time during their workday.
3 - Noonan Business Academy - kids from an inner-city school come to our company for a day and we set up classes for them, so that they can learn how things work behind the scenes in the corporate world. We even set up a "mock" buyer / seller scenario and have the students negotiate everything involved with a purchase. It sounds pretty cool!
It makes me very proud of the company I work for. I was floored by all that we do for others, and it's unadvertised.
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