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Teddie is a relatively new volunteer at HOLA, but she has already captivated the SmartStart elementary school students. She recently relocated to Los Angeles and found out about HOLA through our very own Rebecca Clark, HOLA’s Administrative Director and designated HOLA Mom. Teddie comes once a week and loves working with the kids. When she is working with a student on his/her homework, she gets really excited when they figure things out. Her most exciting moment yet was when she taught one student how to tell time. Teddie feels strongly about the work HOLA is doing. She thinks it’s really important to give kids the best opportunities so that they will have choices. “Children really are the future.”

Teddie wants to do something that makes the world a better place. When asked what inspired her to want to make change, she told the story of a book her mother read to her when she was a little girl. In The Lupine Lady, a grandfather tells his young granddaughter that she should make the world a more beautiful place. The little girl heeds her grandfather’s advice and plant lupines to create a beautiful garden.

Teddie is hoping to go to USC or UCLA next fall and major in public relations with minors in sociology and marketing. She hopes to continue volunteering at HOLA.


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