For the month of February, we are shining the RAWK Spotlight on:
Bri Edgerton, Greg Hale-Sandifer, Bruce Anderson, and Josiah Cedo
The RAWK Spotlight is a monthly series that celebrates folx who embody and serve the mission of empowering youth voices. Folx in the RAWK Spotlight can be anyone from staff, to volunteers, to Board Members, to community partners. They are chosen by the RAWK staff team by merit of their passion, dedication, and enthusiasm for serving local youth and their community!
We are so grateful to have these four incredible humans on our RAWKstar team!
We asked our Spotlight recipients to share words that inspire them to show up and continue doing the meaningful work in our community. Checkout their responses:
Bri Edgerton (engagement coordinator) – “Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”
Greg Hale-Sandifer (program coordinator) –“Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.”
Bruce Anderson (program facilitator) –“Without commitment, you’ll never start. But, more importantly, without consistency, you’ll never finish.”
Josiah Cedo (program coordinator) –“Rebellions are built on hope.”
Keep reading to hear what our RAWKstar community has to say about our “new-ish” team members and their impact at RAWK and the community:
“Each of our new staff members brings kindness and multiple talents to RAWK! RAWK’s youth are benefitting from Bruce’s musical talents & new ideas, Josiah’s thoughtfulness & dedication, Greg’s organization & consistency, and Bri’s love for community & the arts! I feel very fortunate to work alongside these beautiful humans to support youth voices in Kalamazoo!”
– Caitlin DeLano
“I’m grateful to be a part of this amazing RAWK team, sharing my passion for youth advocacy, creativity and learning!”
“I truly enjoy working at RAWK because I get the chance to give the youth the experiences in learning that I didn’t get as a young youth. It’s so important to watch the youth build and grow their minds, and be able to do it in such a fun and loving way. I’m learning by creating an environment that’s safe, fun with an enriching learning environment, the youth truly learning and I’m excited for the future!”