Positive Tomorrows relies on more than 600 volunteers every year to help with everything from serving meals and chaperoning field trips to mentoring students and throwing birthday parties.
This year, Positive Tomorrows awarded Stan Ball with its annual volunteer of the year award. Stan has been a volunteer at Positive Tomorrows for the last two years. He began as a weekly cafeteria volunteer, and soon after became a mentor.
Students love Mr. Stan for his kind words, consistency, and occasional wig-donning at lunch time. Our staff love him for the weekly cookies he drops off in the break room. Stan is constantly striving to do more for our students and always throws in the extra work to make their days special.
Stan makes it possible for our entire student body to learn and experience golf at Ball Golf Center each semester. After the first school-wide visit to Ball Golf Center, a handful of gifted student golfers showed a desire to learn more. Mr. Stan, as they lovingly call him, picks them up every week for private lessons that are offered free of charge, and the occasional donuts afterward.
“I can’t believe that Mr. Stan has only been with Positive Tomorrows for two years, because we simply cannot imagine the school without him,” said Amy Brewer, Director of Education at Positive Tomorrows. “Mr. Stan is at Positive Tomorrows each Monday and Thursday, and his presence brightens up the entire building. The students and staff absolutely adore him.”
Stan received his award at Positive Tomorrows’ annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on April 25th. The luncheon was catered by Kam’s Kookery, and students Bri and Katie recited a poem to honor volunteers.
Learn how you can become a volunteer by visiting our Volunteer Opportunities Page.