img_1222img_1226On Friday, October 21st, we hosted an exciting event at Social Venture Partners to kick off the newly-formed Team Read Alumni Network. Former reading coaches had the opportunity to participate in a discussion with local business professionals, as they talked about their career paths and how they continue to give back to the community.

“It was fun and I had a great time catching up and reminiscing about the days of when I was a Reading Coach and Ambassador at Team Read, as well as meeting new people. Through the panelists, I learned about the importance of mentorship and staying connected with our mentors, exploring a variety of different activities in college outside of our classes, and how to manage different commitments in life.”  -Emily Wong

“I got to connect with people who shared a similar interest for Team Read and learn about how their individual interests got them into the career they are in today. I got to learn tips on how to find success in my future career from the panelists. I learned that I can start now in preparing for my future career by building my network and finding a mentor. I was able to increase my network with people outside of the ones I meet on a daily basis at my university. I’m really happy I got the chance to participate in this event.”  -Michelle Lee