OtterCares Ambassador Spotlight: Drew H.

August 27, 2014

SOW 4-1-14_3aWorking in the Operations department of our Boston office, Drew is a valuable asset to the work team and also brings enthusiasm and dedication to the OtterCares Foundation to advance our mission in the Boston area. Read below about what inspires Drew to volunteer and some of his volunteer experiences!

Why did you become an OtterCares Ambassador? I wanted to become an OtterCares Ambassador because I believe if everyone does a little good, our communities and world will be a better place to live in and our lives more fulfilling by helping one another.

Who or what influenced your volunteer work? My volunteer work is influenced by my parents who donate money to multiple organizations and volunteer on a board of directors for a local nonprofit that helps low-income adults and youth get the technical computer skills needed for successful careers. It is also influenced by my own personal ideal that if people help others out, we all progress and make the world a better place.

Drew teaching kidsDescribe a recent volunteer activity you have participated in: My favorite volunteer activity so far has been to volunteer for Junior Achievement and go teach four JA lessons to students at a local middle school.  It was a profound, educational lesson for myself and has definitely added to the respect I have for teachers.  The lessons I taught were all about starting to consider what you want to do with yourself, what possible careers are you interested in, and some very important life lessons like budgeting and how much major living expenses cost.

Why do you think the OtterCares purpose is important? The OtterCares mission is important because just one young mind who is pushed and inspired can become the next great scientist of our time, the next amazing inventor whose inventions makes us feel like we are living in the future, or the next great doctor of this century who finds the cure for a disease.  All of this comes down to championing innovative education that progresses all of our youth forward to help make the world a better place with more individuals who become entrepreneurs and philanthropists who create the lasting and positive impacts in their communities.