Eddie and Caiden are perfect examples of living out GiGi’s Playhouse Core Values. Enthusiastic. Best of All. Get It Done. Believe.
In Middle and High School Eddie was in special education classes himself. As a student, Eddie often felt limited and never felt challenged. He pushed himself and set high expectations for himself. Now a second year student at Harper College, Eddie has set a goal to become a Special Education Teacher. He wanted to make a difference in the lives of others and not feel limited in anything they do.
Eddie decided while attending college he would start his goal by volunteering at GiGi’s Playhouse. He lives forty minutes from GiGi’s Playhouse but does not mind the drive. He is doing something he loves, volunteering as a math tutor at GiGi’s Playhouse with participant Caiden. Caiden has been attending GiGi’s Playhouse FREE PROGRAMS such as GiGiFIT Kids, Speech, Destination Discovery, and 1:1 Math Tutoring and 1:1 Literacy.
When Caiden sees Eddie he is excited to get to work! Before each session, Eddie starts with asking Caiden about his day. One of Caiden’s favorite math activities is counting. Eddie gives him a choice of legos, cars, or a sensory ball. Caiden always chooses a sensory ball, together they count them by color. “Caiden is determined to succeed in all he does, he reminds me of me when I was that age! – Eddie Brown
Interested in becoming a volunteer at GiGi’s Playhouse? Join us April 13th for our New Volunteer Orientation As we work behind the scenes to build virtual programming and prepare for upcoming programs and events for when we re-open, we rely on our volunteers to make this possible. Join us for this virtual and interactive volunteer orientation to learn about the GiGi’s Playhouse organization and ways you can get involved at your local Playhouse.
If you have not already done so, please complete the Volunteer Interest form found HERE. Not sure which location is nearest you or are you interested in volunteering nationally with GiGi’s At Home? Please contact us at email@example.com