Take Our Kids to Work Day 2016
We were thrilled to welcome Markos to Two Wheel View on Wednesday November 2nd as a part of Take Our Kids to Work Day 2016. This initiative by The Learning Partnership is meant to give youth the opportunity to explore careers and encourage them to stay in school to achieve their dreams.
Markos started the morning by working with our Program Director Madeleine in preparing for the Bike Programs for that day. As Madeleine speaks French, he was able to practice his French throughout the morning. He learned about teamwork, management and programming design and best practices.
He then assisted Mike from our Bike Club facilitator team to get ready for programs. He learned more about the facilitators role and the bike programs we provide for youth. He helped to manage inventory and understand the needs of our organization and how we rely on donations to keep our programs running.
He had the opportunity to sit with our Executive Director and learn more about that role- everything from finance to HR. Markos also had the opportunity to meet one of our board members to learn about their role in non-profit organizations and the responsibilities of a board member at Two Wheel View. He participated in donor stewardship as Rick took Markos to meet with one of our largest donors and learned more about the strategic partnerships that help us reach our vision of changing kids’ lives from the seat of a bike.
Back at the office, Markos toured our office building, which is an incubator for changemakers, non-profit and community organizations. He learned about the history and values of our building, which is over 104 years old and used to house women moving to Calgary in the early 1900’s as a part of the YMCA. He met individuals from a wide variety of organizations and learned about how they are making a difference in our communities.
He assisted our volunteer program by helping with errands and data entry. Markos ended the day by biking home, as many staff in our organization do.
We look forward to participating in Take Our Kids to Work Day again next year! Thanks to Markos for all his help!