I first heard about Andor when I sat in my quiet office space across from the energetic and always-on-the-go Andor staff. I remember being so interested in their huge wall-to-wall calendar that was cluttered with all their upcoming events. Looking further into their program I began wanting to dip my feet into the water and see just what it was like. Considering their mission, I felt like I had enough skills to lead a helping hand and decided to volunteer for a campout.
Looking forward a year, I now am part of filling that cluttered calendar. I now get to say I am part of something so much bigger than myself. I like to think of myself as adventurous and outdoorsy. One that likes to hike and camp and try new things--although majority of these events normally include tripping at least once or twice.
During this strange place in my life of trying to become an “adult” I sit and wonder what I want to do and stand for. However, there are somethings that I already know and am excited to use towards my time working alongside Andor.
To me, Andor allows so many opportunities to help make a difference in young men’s lives. I know that I am not a man. I know that I may be clumsy. I know that I don’t have many things to offer.
But I do know that I have a heart for encouraging and pushing others to be the best they can be, and I think that fits pretty well into what Andor stands for.