Gleeza first started volunteering at HOLA in the Visual Arts Department in art teacher Patricia Yossen’s Open Art Studio class. She decided on the Visual Arts program because she could mix her love for art with her love for working with kids. Then, in her junior year, she decided to take advantage of Wildwood’s policy of encouraging community involvement outside of the school, and naturally, Gleeza chose to return to HOLA. She is now providing support across all programs, doing some clerical work and some much needed data entry, and also volunteering in the SmartStart elementary program assisting the teachers and hanging with the kids. She loves getting to know them, giving advice, and answering random questions. She’s been heard to say “there’s never a dull moment with these kids.” They keep her on her toes and like to joke around with her because most of them are nearly as tall as she is!