October 18, 2013
It’s a busy time at SCAN – there’s a new CASA Volunteer Training going on, our Parenting Classes are in full swing, and in two weeks we’ll be celebrating our 25th anniversary at Toast to Hope! But before that happens, we’ll also have a chance to relax and enjoy a Happy Hour with our fabulous Council of Young Professionals. We hope you’ll join us!
CYP Networking Event
Thursday, October 24th at 6:30 PM
Crystal City Sports Pub
Ever wonder who is involved with our CYP? Meet Miguel Huaman, 2013 SCAN Croquet Tournament Champion AND this year’s president of the CYP. (More on that Croquet Tournament later.) He joins us on the blog today for a quick Q&A about his own SCAN story:
SCAN: How long have you been a volunteer at SCAN?
Miguel: I have been a volunteer a little over a year. I have cooked for parenting classes and workshops several times, I have sold pies at Art at the Avenue, I have volunteered for fundraisers like Toast for Hope and the Croquet Tournament.
SCAN: How did you first get involved with SCAN?
Miguel: Last year a friend of mine, Angela, told me about a great organization that helps prevent child abuse through education and workshops. I volunteered at one of the parent education dinners and instantly fell in love with the organization and the people that are a part of it.
SCAN: Describe your favorite SCAN memory.
Miguel: The croquet tournament and how successful it was despite the weather. Also, the fact that I was the champion made it very memorable.
SCAN: Why have you continued volunteering with SCAN?
Miguel: It’s a lot of fun and I get to work with great people. It’s a great cause that I whole heartedly believe in; I support it 100% and do everything I can to help.
SCAN: What did you want to be when you grew up? What do you do now?
Miguel: I wanted to be a doctor and fireman at the same time. Now, I am a regional sales representative for a natural foods broker in the mid Atlantic region.
SCAN: If you were given a free flight anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Miguel: I would go to Brazil this June to partake in the World Cup festivities.
SCAN: What is your favorite childhood memory?
Miguel: My favorite childhood memory would have to be my first winter in the U.S., because that was the first time I saw snow.
SCAN: How can people learn more about the CYP?
Miguel: The CYP happy hour is a great event for young professionals to meet and network with other young professionals. It will be a great time, with a goal to learn more about SCAN, and how we as individuals can better serve the children of our community.