I first heard Alex speak at The University of Akron where his message really clicked with me. I am a person who believes doing things for others and keeping your word is extremely important. I am a Higher Education professional and am constantly helping students understand the importance of not only giving back but keeping their word. I am so proud and excited to be apart of this team and help engage the Akron community in service.
After my first ‘because I said I would’ chapter meet up, I was hooked! I love the mission and philosophy of this group. As a special education teacher, I always encourage my students to be kind to others and volunteer in their community. I’m very excited to be on the leadership team to spread awareness about this organization and build a better community!
The first time I heard Alex Sheen speak about because I said I would I knew that I wanted to be involved in this organization. Civic engagement is very important to me and I love the idea of finding new and fun ways to volunteer in my community and to work with others who feel just as strongly as I do. I work in higher education and I often plan service opportunities for my students so that they may learn the importance of giving back to their own communities. I’m thrilled to be a part of the leadership team and I look forward to continuing to support the mission of this amazing organization!
I first heard about because I said I would from a close friend. We both attended the same university and I had mentioned that I wanted to get involved in volunteering. She invited me to a non profit event with over forty organizations to promote what they are all about to the public. After checking out other non profits, Because I said I would was one organization that instantly caught my attention. I knew this organization was right for me. I support the mission and was ecstatic about all the different ways their unified promises touched and changed the Akron community. I look forward to being apart of this amazing organization and what the future holds for developing my interpersonal skills!
I was invited to a 'because i said i would' Meetup by a friend and was so intrigued from the start! It's such a simple idea, keeping a promise that you make, but it has such a profound and lasting impact. I have always loved volunteering and am excited to get involved with this organization by helping fundraise to further their cause. I can wait to make a difference in the Akron community!
A long time follower of Alex and the because I said I would movement, I decided to start attending the Akron chapter's meetings after hearing him speak at TEDxAkron. As a designer, and someone who strives to give back, because I said I would is the perfect opportunity to challenge myself and the world to do better. Though native to Youngstown, the commute is nothing compared to the chance to change lives, meet like minded people, and spread awareness not only in Akron but in other areas around the world.