On my first day here at Macbeth, Jim talked to all of us about Do Good Day. He wanted us to think about how we can take one day out of the month to help make the world a better place. I’m not gonna lie, this made me extremely happy to hear. Volunteering has been a big part of my life. I’ve been a little exclusive with it, but I love working with The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida.
To understand why I love them, you have to learn a little bit about me and the organization itself. Boys and Girls Club is a nonprofit organization that helps to inspire local at-risk youth between the ages of 6 and 18 by giving them a safe place to do, well... anything. Homework help, outdoor activities, a shoulder to cry on when the world is coming down, they help with it all. How do I know this? Simple, I was and still am a club kid. My 6th birthday present was a membership to my local Boys and Girls Club in the Taft community. My mother is a single parent and the Boys and Girls Clubs helped fill in the gaps. They still are my support system, for example when I found out I was interviewing with Macbeth for the internship position I immediately ran to the club to ask for their help with preparing for my interview. They’ve always had my back, and I can never thank them enough for all they have done for me throughout the years. The only way I have been able to return the favor is to volunteer with them.
This is why I am so excited to be working with them on #DoGoodDay. I’m thrilled that as an adult and an alumna of the program I can come back and help kids who are just like I was back in the day. I will be teaching digital classes at the Taft branch starting next #DoGoodDay. I’m excited to bring new media and photography to the club, specifically the teen program, and give them a digital creative outlet. Stay tuned as I fill you in on my adventures with the Boys and Girls Clubs, and if you ever want to know more about them feel free to send me an email: Sarah@MacbethPhoto.com