12xSSP Spotlight: Andrew Freedman

Andrew Freedman
Former Youth with Point Pleasant UMC, Elk Grove UMC, and Individual Volunteer
Summer Staff Alumnus
12xSSP Donor

What have you gained from your SSP experiences?

Andrew: “My SSP experiences have taught me to always keep an open mind about others. I have also learned about creating loving and welcoming communities. I have gained meaningful leadership experience from being on SSP summer staff, and of course I have learned a ton about construction!”

My SSP experiences have taught me to always keep an open mind about others.”

What are you doing now?

Andrew: “I am a full-time second year student at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I am working as a Resident Assistant in a freshman hall on campus. I am also in the rehearsal process for Legally Blonde: The Musical, and in March I will be performing the role of Warner.”

I am greatly thankful for the opportunities I have had to work with such an empowering organization.”

Why have you chosen to give to SSP?

Andrew: “SSP has changed my life for the better. I believe strongly in the mission of SSP and want more people to be able to participate. I have been fortunate to participate with SSP as a volunteer, a youth board member, and on summer staff. Each of these roles have helped me to learn and grow as a person, and I am greatly thankful for the opportunities I have had to work with such an empowering organization.”

 

Editor’s Note: Andrew is one of several recent 12xSSP donors we want to highlight this month. You also can donate monthly to SSP like Andrew, and guess what: there’s no minimum amount required! Your gift will help sustain stories like hers for other youth and young adults who participate in the program, paving the way for a transformed and more loving future. Become a 12xSSP donor today.

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