Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been collecting short bios and photos of our volunteers to put together a small appreciation page on our website. Now that it’s nearing completion and I sit back and look at all the familiar faces of the people who come in every week, it’s an excellent reminder of the rich and diverse community Compass is becoming.

Our teens benefit from the experiences and expertise that our volunteers bring, and each match, whether a tutorial, workshop, or class is blossoming into a unique relationship and environment where real learning is happening. I know that our teens are thriving on these meaningful interactions with adults, and so I’d like to just say a big THANK YOU to all of our volunteers who make Compass a real and viable option in our community.