Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Congratulations Brandon Malacara!

Camp Anokijig is proud to announce that one of our favorite volunteers, Brandon Malacara has been named to ¡Aquí! Milwaukee's List of Top 10 Leaders Under 30. ¡Aquí! Milwaukee sees this elite group of bright and active Latinos as poised to be future leaders amongst Southeastern Wisconsin's Latino/Hispanic community. You can read the entire article here-
Brandon has been a long-time volunteer at Anokijig and has been particularly invaluable in assisting me on several projects relating to Anokijig in the past few years. We're certainly proud to claim him as yet another outstanding product of Anokijig's youth leadership program.
This program helps young people develop a variety of skills that extend well beyond basic leadership. When Brandon's boss says he, "has the maturity of someone who is a seasoned professional and possesses the ability to learn and understand complex issues," we know that background comes in part, from his years spent at Anokijig. The challenge of managing a cabin full of children and the wide variety of issues they may contend with during a typical week at Anokijig helps prepare all our staff for the future challenges that lie ahead.
While many young professionals may go to seminars covering mediation and conflict resolution or take additional coursework on interpersonal relationships, Brandon has already had the benefit of years of hands-on experience in these areas at Anokijig. The best thing about Anokijig's Junior Leadership Program, is that we offer this invaluable program free of charge.
Many camps charge hundreds of dollars per week for similar programs, but Anokijig believes these life skills are too important to be limited to those who have the ability to pay a fee for them. After all, Anokijig's motto is, "We Serve" and we cherish the opportunity to help develop and influence future generations of leaders and people who are viewed as assets to the communities they live and work in.
We know Brandon isn't the only Anokijig alumni who is doing great things in their community. If you know of another alumni, whose accomplishments deserve recognition, drop me a line and let me know-

1 comment:

Erin said...

Congrats Brandon! It always proves true: great anokijig staff are great people in any other walk of life. A well deserved honor for sure.