Who: Donniece Harris, program director at Promise Road Elementary
When: 1 year in August
Favorite color: My favorite color has always been purple. I feel like it is the most vibrant color of the rainbow!
Favorite season: Spring—I love the spring weather. My birthday is also in the spring. So, that’s another reason why it’s my favorite.
Favorite ice cream: Any and every flavor of chocolate, but dark chocolate is probably my favorite.
Q: What has been the most rewarding aspect of working with AYS?
A: The most rewarding part of working with AYS is seeing the kids learn and grow. I love being able to teach the kids different things and watch them become more independent.
Q: How have you seen yourself grow during your time with AYS?
A: I feel more confident in myself, especially with my decision making. I am still learning every day and I try not to dwell on my mistakes but instead learn from them and keep moving forward.
Q: What is the most memorable story during your time at AYS?
A: I’ve got a few memorable stories. One of the most memorable would have to be our V-day/B-day bash. In February, my staff and I had a combined birthday party for two of my assistants and a Valentine’s Day party. It was our first big celebration. All the staff really stepped up and contributed with the preparation and facilitating the activities. I especially enjoyed watching the kids have fun with all the games and working together during the team games! My kids were also able to surprise both assistants with a giant birthday card that they all signed. Overall, it was just very exciting to see everyone happy and having fun. I felt like all the work from myself, the staff, and the kids helped it become successful.