Rubin for Kids is a nonprofit devoted to recognizing and rewarding the achievement of personal goals at school, at home, or in the community. In this sense, the program is both achievement-centered, and need-based. We distribute Post High School Scholarships and Youth Achievement Awards to youth and young adults in Dane County, WI. Not only are we a 100% volunteer based organization but since there are almost no administrative costs, every dollar contributed goes to help a deserving area youth.
This Month's Spotlight - Scholar
Besides going to school, what do you do?
Besides going to school, I work at McDonald's. At the beginning of the semester, I also worked with MSCR (Madison School & Community Recreation) at Sherman Middle School. I also volunteered through the Volunteer Center at Madison College.
What are your future dreams and goals?
My goal is to complete my two-year program at Madison College and so I can achieve my dream of becoming a dental hygienist.
What activity did Rubin for Kids help you to do? What did you learn from doing it?
Rubin for Kids gave me a scholarship to attend Madison College. This taught me to communicate better with others, which helped me a lot with communicating with my teachers. This helped me when I didn’t understand something, and I needed clarification.
How has Rubin for Kids helped you to move closer to achieving your dreams and goals?
Rubin for Kids helped me move closer to my dreams by giving me money that helped me get started with classes at Madison College. I didn’t have enough money to pay for my first semester of classes, and Rubin for Kids covered this. I just had to pay for my books and notebooks for each of the classes.
How would your life be different if Rubin for Kids were never a part of it?
I believe that if Rubin for Kids wasn't part of my education, I would have been stuck trying to figure out things by myself. I would not have had any information about how to start off college classes. I would also be struggling financial to pay for my first semester.
What is your favorite thing to do outside of work and/or school?
My favorite thing to do outside of school and work is going outside and being active.
How would you encourage others to achieve their dreams and goals?
I would encourage others to achieve their dreams by letting them know that anything is possible if they put their minds to it. Finding a program like Rubin for Kids can really help you get started with the college life.