Meet our Volunteers- Mackenzie Gibson
Blog post by Mackenzie Gibson, youth volunteer at the Community Foundation
My name is Mackenzie Gibson and I am a youth office volunteer at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. My work at the Foundation includes editing donor stories, website content population, and other small tasks around the office. My all time favorite thing to do while I’m volunteering is reading the donor stories. I never knew there were so many kind and giving people in our community, and so many opportunities to give back. It motivates me to do more.
I am currently attending Davenport Central High School as a junior. I love love love Chemistry; however my biggest passion is English and Writing. I am a cadet in our school’s Army JROTC program, which I had never thought I would come to enjoy when I was going into high school. Along with that, I am also a member of the Davenport Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. CAP is a nonprofit organization that is an official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. The structure of the program is military-oriented and I get many unique training opportunities as a cadet. I have volunteered at the Quad City Air Show as well as others, I’ve had the opportunity to fly our squadron’s own Cessna plane numerous times, I’ve gotten training in search and rescue, and I have gained valuable ethics and leadership skills that I can use for the rest of my life.
Along with my military interests, I am also a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Program with my “Big”, Susan. We have been happily matched together for about 3 and a half years. Susan is a big supporter for my interests and gives me great advice about how to pursue my dreams.
Please stay tuned to our blog as we share more "Meet our Volunteer" stories throughout the year!