Kenzie Hemmert is a sophomore majoring in elementary education with an emphasis in special education. She said that she chose this major because of the opportunity to make a positive impact on children’s lives.
“I am very passionate about serving others and I love building relationships with people,” Hemmert said. “Teaching gives me the chance to do something meaningful with my life by helping to shape and inspire the future of our world.”
Hemmert is the service and philanthropy director of Theta. She said that she wanted to take on this position because she is passionate about helping others, and doing things to make the world a better place.
“Our philanthropy really stood out to me during recruitment week because I have a big heart for kids, especially those who have dealt with tough situations,” Hemmert said. “I am so glad that I had the chance to run for this position and to be even more involved with CASA.”
Hemmert said that she is looking forward to Theta’s upcoming philanthropy event, CASApalooza.
“My main goal is to create a really fun, family-friendly event that will help raise awareness and money for Sunflower CASA,” Hemmert said. “This philanthropy event is very important for CASA because all of the money raised at the event will be going straight to CASA.”
Hemmert said that her favorite part of serving as philanthropy director is interacting with Sunflower CASA and having the chance to better understand what CASA really is.
“Serving as philanthropy director has given me the opportunity to make a lot of connections with CASAs all over which has been awesome,” Hemmert said. “It has been a lot of work, but it is all worth it for CASA.”