MRC Volunteer receives Livvie Award
MRC volunteer Arlene Andrews was recently recognized at United Way of the Midlands’ Live United Awards as a recipient of a Livvie Award. These awards recognize individuals who volunteered on behalf of United Way of the Midlands and have done extraordinary things for our community in the past year.
Her nominator said, “Ms. Arlene Andrews has always had a heart for education and as a retired educator, she continues to give. When she learned about United Way of the Midlands Reading Consortium in Fairfield County at Fairfield Elementary in 2017, she was on board from day one and has not missed a year yet! In talking with her that first day of orientation, I knew she was dedicated to what United Way of the Midlands wanted to accomplish at Fairfield Elementary, helping students succeed. She takes on multiple students weekly assisting them in their reading skills and rarely misses her sessions with her assigned students. She knows children not reading on grade level by 3rd grade are 4xs more likely to not graduate from high school on time. With her extra assistance with these students, they have a stronger chance of graduating on time. As long as we have people like Ms. Andrews serving our youth, it benefits that youth, the community and beyond, for years to come. Thank you for not only giving your time but your heart!”