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.
What do you do for a living?
I’m currently in the Police Academy with the Madison Police Department as a Madison Police Officer.
How did Rubin for Kids help you achieve that?
RFK helped me by providing me with a scholarship to MATC that helped me transfer credits to Concordia University where I’m obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Also, they’ve encouraged me and have been a positive influence over the past 11 years.
What are your future dreams and goals?
My passion in life is providing support and guidance for youth. I want to become a neighborhood officer so I can work in one on one settings with children and communities that could use a positive role model who understands their struggles.
What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
I enjoy playing with the kids in the neighborhood (water balloon fights, movies, etc.) I also enjoy spending time with my family, relaxing and watching movies.
How would your life have been different if Rubin for Kids were never part of it?
The college scholarship allowed me to focus my initial college career instead of focusing on the financial aspect of schooling. This allowed for me to spend more time studying and thinking of how to achieve my career goals.