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Meet our volunteer of the month: Courtney

Meet our amazing summer intern: Courtney T.

I am finishing up my last semester with a major in Rehabilitation Psychology and a minor in Promoting Activities for Diverse Abilities! I started tutoring at GiGi’s in the Spring of 2019 and I fell in love with being able to use my creative side to ignite a passion for learning in others. I am honored to be given the opportunity to intern at GiGi’s for the summer and find so much joy in the successes of participants at the Playhouse. 

 I have previously interned as an inclusion specialist at an elementary school and worked in the UW Diagnostic Laboratory. I have also tutored at the Omega School helping adults with disabilities study for the GED, volunteered at the UW Rehabilitation Clinic, and served as a mentor for freshman pre-health students. I currently work as a personal care assistant as well as respite care provider for families in the Madison area. In my free time I enjoy cooking, photography, and doing anything outside! My ultimate goal is to become an occupational therapist and I will be applying to programs in the Fall!- Courtney T

Courtney has been volunteering since this Spring and has since been coming every week to help as the assistant to various programs, math and literacy tutor for several participants and intern. Courtney is loved by all participants and other volunteers and quickly became an invaluable asset for our Playhouse.

 

5 Comments

  1. Laura Marshall (aka-mom) on July 3, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    This makes my heart so happy! Courtney has always had a beautiful personality and finds joy when she has the opportunity to make a difference in others lives!

  2. Stacey on July 3, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Courtney has such a loving heart and beautiful soul!

  3. Tommy Newbern on July 3, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Courtney!!! Andrea and I are so proud of you. You are doing amazing things…as usual. I just had tears fall out of my face. You’re the best <3

  4. ❤️ 🥰 Jan n Jeff on July 24, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Congratulations Courts. It is always nice to be noticed by others for doing a good job. Sounds like you are doing that and going above what might be asked. All good stuff. Doing what you love makes things so much more fun. Continue to be positive and be the bright spot in others lives. ❤️

  5. Sally Tymus (aka Gram) on July 24, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Way to go Courtney!!! Congratulations & a big hug!!! An honor for the great job you do sharing your time, talents, & who you are. A win, win for all!

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