Helping the youth become the leaders of tomorrow
“I enjoy being a positive role model for our youth as they develop skills to be the leaders of tomorrow,” says PEC structural engineer Dennis Cook. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program is a leadership training organization that develops life skills boys use to succeed in life. It is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character and trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship.
Helping PALS in need
Cindy Cameron, Administrative Assistant Supervisor at PEC Field Services has been an animal lover her whole life. She’s a volunteer for PALS Animal Rescue. PALS is an organization of volunteers who place animals into qualified homes. Most animals are rescued from the Wichita Animal Shelter. PALS helps a limited number of animals from private individuals who, due to hardships, can no longer care for their pets. One hundred percent of all donations go towards medical expenses, supplies and advertising of PALS animals. Cameron has been a PALS volunteer since 2005. “I’ve fostered over 50 dogs in my home – not all at once!” she says.
Collecting good for a greater good
Wesley Nyberg did not hesitate when a friend asked him to volunteer at the Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas (MHASCK). He jumped right in. “It sounded like a good opportunity to help the community,” says Nyberg, transportation design engineer at PEC. MHASCK is a non-profit organization that provides services such as adult case management, attendant care, senior companion program, housing, counseling and more. It has been serving the citizens of South Central Kansas since 1957. The organization’s goal is to achieve a just, humane and healthy society where all people are treated with respect, dignity and the opportunity to achieve his or her full potential free from stigma and prejudice. Its mission is to empower and assist youth, families and adults in the community to achieve optimal mental health and wellness through education, advocacy and service.