Shannon needed service hours for a class. But when her Circles volunteer hours were finished, she wanted to stay involved with these extraordinary families.

I started with Circles as a child care volunteer because I needed service hours for a college class. When the class ended, I didn’t want to quit  Circles -- it was nice to be able to serve once a week for somethingShannon's name tag greater than me. For the next 2 years, I stayed on with the Child Care Program as I worked on my undergraduate degree.

The time I spent volunteering for the kids prevented me from becoming overwhelmed by classes and sometimes the futility of the homework. The amazing part was, as the parents changed so did their children, the kids became more outgoing and confident. The benefits of Circles were tangible. Circles has the ability to make positive changes in a family. 

I see firsthand the personal and emotional journey parents go through as they learn, grown, and make positive changes to better their family and their lives.

When the opportunity arose, I applied to be a program assistant so I could help Circles grow and function smoothly. Now, I work with the Coach as she helps parents change their lives. I see firsthand the personal and emotional journey parents go through as they learn, grown, and make positive changes to better their family and their lives. I respect them for all the work they put in to make a difference.