Featured Volunteer: Lorie Robinson
As a busy mom and Vice President/Sales Liaision at an investment banking firm, Lorie Robinson still finds the time to volunteer at the Bridge Project. Lorie has been volunteering at the Westwood site for six years, dedicating one hour per week out of her busy schedule to tutor a Bridge student. She enjoys the one-to-one time that tutoring affords, and believes it is remarkably beneficial to her student’s academic and personal success. She feels a great sense of satisfaction when the child she tutors gets an “A” on a spelling test, or says she dreams of going to college. “Sitting down with a child and focusing 100% of your attention on that child makes such a difference. It makes that child feel special—it gives them motivation to do well in school and shows them the potential for they have for the future.”
Lorie also views tutoring at Bridge as an incredible learning experience. “Every session, we laugh. We have interesting discussions. We both learn new things and take a new perspective on different subjects—a child’s perspective is so enlightening.” Tutoring at Bridge is a positive experience both for the child and the adult. Lorie is proud to have helped a child succeed for the past six years feels privileged to be involved in the tutoring program at the Bridge Project.
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