Elizabeth is a familiar face around Therapeutic Recreation at Highlands Ranch Community Association. She started attending with her mom in 2014 and really enjoyed helping out with the program. When she was old enough, she began to volunteer on her own. Most recently Elizabeth volunteered with the Fall Break Sports Camp and the Stride-To-Ride Bike Camp. She loves the energy of the kids and how happy they all are despite their different disabilities.
It was hard for her to choose her favorite volunteer moment, but she has really enjoyed helping with the Splash Swim group and teaching young children how to swim.
She encourages others to volunteer by telling them not to be selfish for one week out of the year. Go do it. It is so much fun once you get out there. If you can convince yourself to help someone else and make their day just once, then you are making a big difference in these kids’ lives.
Elizabeth is now a 17-year-old junior at Rock Canyon High School where her favorite subjects are math and science. Outside of school and volunteering, she is also a dancer and a waitress at Windcrest Retirement Community. One interesting fact about Elizabeth – she has been Irish Step Dancing since she was three years old!