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Katrina Tyler

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How long have you been an Elevator? I was an Elevator for 2 years when the program started – then joined back up 2 years ago.

How long have you been with Quincy? 2 years.

How would you describe him? Full of life - Quincy is smart and enjoys being challenged.

What do you enjoy most about your time with him? Quincy is an old soul, when we talk I can almost hear the gears turning in his mind. He responds to questions and directions with adult-like responses. He is game for any activity I suggest- we paint and make jewelry, one time we made snacks for his class... whatever I suggest he is full force into it with me.

What do you like best about being an Elevator? Children are the true reflection of what the world pours into them. I am a firm believer in nurturing the spirit of every child. I volunteered at school and athletic events when my kids were growing up and saw first-hand the value of adult interaction on my sons and other children.

A great teacher, coach or volunteer can have an immeasurable impact on a child. I saw the importance of that to my boys - even through college, just having people believe in them and take their time to mentor them... that was a priceless gift. So I am simply paying back, in some small manner, the attention bestowed on my own sons. Now - I have a grandson (expecting another in March) so I have tons of paying back and paying it forward to do. There is no better way to do that than working with children.

 

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