My name is Vivian Malauulu and I love children so much that in addition to actively raising my own four children who are busy with school, sports, and activities, I also enjoy working with and volunteering to support other people's children.
A career educator, I taught public, inner-city high school for almost 20 years, advised various student-run clubs, and coached track and field teams. I also served my church as a Sunday school and Vacation Bible School teacher for many years. That's why, when my career pathway took me into higher education teaching adults, I found a way to still connect children and education by volunteering at my local neighborhood YMCA pre-school. Occasional participation at YMCA ECE (Early Childhood Education) events (often with my own kids) led to a surprising invitation to join the YMCA ECE Board of Managers.
Becoming a board member gave me unique insight into the operations of our preschools and it heightened my awareness of HOW MUCH THESE PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN REALLY NEED TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS WHEN THEY START SCHOOL! They need experienced teachers, challenging activities, quality resources, inspiring field trips, and so much more. All of this requires money. Even though our YMCA pre-schools cater to low-income families, the education we provide is top-notch because of the generosity of people LIKE MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS who have been making contributions to our annual campaign each year.
Please join our effort this year with a $25, $50, $100 tax deductible donation that will specifically be used by the eager-to-learn and very sweet children of our neighborhood YMCA pre-schools. Any amount you can donate will help. Their toothless smiles thank you!!! Even though I personally did not grow up enjoying all that the Y has to offer, I know many people who have and continue to do so. The programs we offer families all over the world are remarkable and I am proud to be a part of such a caring organization founded on Christian principles. That is what the "C" in YMCA stands for! Please partner with my family and friends by making a contribution to help the most important asset in our community...our children! Thank you so much!