Searching for a volunteer opportunity may be simple for some, but for Karen Roberts it is much more. Roberts serves as the site coordinator for the Westwood Elementary Whiz Kids site at Exchange Avenue Baptist Church.
Yazmin, a second-grader who struggled with reading, was Roberts’ first Whiz Kid. Roberts not only helped with reading and comprehension skills but mentored her until she graduated from the program.
“I found my mission here at home,” Roberts said.
To see the impact for yourself, volunteer or sponsor Whiz Kids’ annual Seeds of Hope event on March 29 at 6:30 p.m.