Emily Crkvencic came to SPC’s Early College program in high school, and is working on her associate degree full time before transferring to pursue a higher degree in mechanical engineering. Despite holding down three part-time jobs and her school schedule, Crkvencic still makes time for community service.
Crkvencic says that SPC has provided many opportunities for her and others to get involved. She has volunteered in a wide variety of ways, including working with at-risk children and high school students, assisting with park cleanups, and teaching sailing to special-needs kids. She says that all of the community service she’s done through SPC has been meaningful, and not only helped others, but also bolstered her own social skills and fulfilled her need to have a positive influence on others.
“Time is the most valuable resource and, in my opinion, community service is the best way to reach those in need – and not just the easiest group or projects to work with,” Crkvencic said. “SPC doesn’t look for where the easiest involvement is; SPC looks for where involvement is needed.”