From day and after-school STEM programs to college-access workshops and golf lessons, on any given day the TGR Learning Lab is bustling with activity. On average, our Anaheim, California, lab site welcomes over 250 students a day -- that's a whole lot of minds to challenge and characters to build. We're proud of the work we do here, and even prouder of the support system we have in place. Alongside our talented and dedicated employees, we have a robust group of enthusiastic volunteers that help keep our programs running smoothly. Our volunteer program currently has 60 active participants that can be found in our classrooms, at our front desk, on the driving range or in our admin offices. Whether they help out weekly, monthly or a couple times a year, our volunteers are integral and invaluable to what we do. Today, we celebrate our April 2017 Volunteer of the Month Ashlee Dawson. 

Ashlee learned about the TGR Learning Lab volunteer opportunities through VolunteerMatch.org. She is passionate about reading, writing and theater, and uses her passions to help others and give back to her community. Ashlee has experience volunteering in elementary classrooms and Meals on Wheels, and she is always seeking out new ways to help others. Ashlee volunteers at the TGR Learning Lab every week, assisting instructors with the day program and occasionally with the reception desk. She has built great rapport with our fifth-grade students and instructors. She constantly encourages and guides our students to succeed at their tasks, whether that may be hands-on activities, writing or even following directions. 

She doesn't hesitate to take initiative and is always willing to assist staff in different areas. When she was asked why she continues to be a volunteer at the TGR Learning Lab, she simply said she loves to help others and wants to help students reach their full potential. Ashlee works wells with our team and is a huge asset to our programs. Her positivity and smile are making a difference at the TGR Learning Lab, one student at a time. We are proud to recognize Ashlee as our volunteer of the month. 

We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to work at our TGR Learning Labs. For more information or to apply to volunteer at our Anaheim, California, facility, please review the info packet and application.

If you would like more information or to inquire about volunteering at a different TGR Learning Lab facility, please email Hope Enyart

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