Month of Giving

With December being the month of giving, the Ryan Nece Foundation wants to introduce four Student Service Program (SSP) alumni and share their experiences spreading the power of giving. These alumni will share their favorite memories from the SSP and reflections on how the SSP influenced their life.

Michael Barfield Jr

First, we have Michael Barfield Jr (SSP Class of 2019). Currently, Michael is a student at Savannah State University. Michael is pictured below with a quote from him about his experiences with the SSP.

My favorite memory from the SSP is visiting Tampa Bay Watch to learn about sea life and how pollution affects it. Volunteering with the Ryan Nece Foundation has allowed be me to be more grateful and offered me a chance to help others in a variety of ways. These are attributes I will carry forward as I grow up.

 

Darnell Nziga

Next, we have Darnell Nziga (SSP Class of 2019). Darnell is a varsity basketball player at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Darnell is pictured below with a quote from him about his experiences with the SSP.

My favorite memory from the SSP is helping serve the homeless at Trinity Café. The SSP has influenced my life by allowing me to meet new people and help others that I have never met.

 

Solana Rostick

Our next alumni spotlight is Solana Rostick (SSP Class of 2017). Currently, Solana is a junior at Wofford College. Solana is pictured below with a quote from her about her experiences with the SSP.

My favorite memory would have to be the service trip to the Florida Keys. I enjoyed getting to help rebuild homes and gardens with Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys. We made the lives of others who lost so much, a little better. I could remember seeing the faces of those who were so happy and forever thankful for the much needed help. It made me feel great when seeing these people smile, beaming from ear to ear. The Student Service Program has influenced my life through making sure community service is consistently integrated through my life whether at school or at home. I make an effort to make a person smile and impact their life.

 

Olivia Dydzuh

Lastly, we would like you to meet Olivia Dydzuh (SSP Class of 2019). Olivia is a freshman at Eckerd College studying marine sciences. Olivia is pictured below with a quote from her about her experiences with the SSP.

My favorite service project was the Power of Thanksgiving events because I loved getting to help others by providing them food and interact with the community. The SSP has given me opportunities to volunteer, and I learned the true importance of the power of giving.

 

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed getting to meet our wonderful SSP alumni who continue to serve their communities and spread the power of giving! To learn more about our students and the Ryan Nece Foundation, check out our other blog posts, Instagram (@powerofgiving), Twitter (@powerofgiving), and Facebook (@ryannecefoundation).

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