For nearly 11 years, Tamera-Reed Williams has seen first-hand the “life-changing” impact Kids for the Future has on families in her community. As the “voice” of our Helena clinic, she is responsible for scheduling screenings, enrolling new children and answering parent questions. We recently had the opportunity to visit with Tamera about her experience as a member of the Kids for the Future team:
What is your favorite part of working for Kids for the Future?
Every day, I get to meet people from all over Helena and its surrounding communities. It’s rewarding to learn more about these individuals and their families. It’s even better to have the opportunity to help them. I think that’s what makes Kids for the Future special. No matter who walks through our doors, we treat them like family.
What is your favorite Kids for the Future memory?
Kids for the Future has a long history of dressing up for holidays, special events and community-based initiatives. It’s a great way to get children engaged while also putting what they’ve learned into practice. That’s why one of my favorite memories is when I designed and sewed a custom Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup costume for a Halloween contest and won. The kids (and my colleagues) absolutely loved it!
What is your favorite Kids for the Future success story?
Our team members go above and beyond for our kids. It’s one of the many reasons why we see some many Kids for the Future “success stories.” When I was a classroom staffer, we had a child who was told he would never walk. But by the time he graduated from our program, he was walking. It’s amazing to see children like him overcome their diagnoses.
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