Volunteer Spotlight

Tony Bigbee 

Volunteer since May 2015

I think people don’t realize that reading is an act of imagination—your mind fills in details.  You don’t get that with most smart phone use.

Meet Tony! He is a Software Engineer and has two high school juniors. They love playing music together, open water scuba diving, and occasionally climbing the Manitou Springs Incline.

When asked what he liked about volunteering with Children's Literacy Center, he responded with, "I like volunteering for the Center because it has a well constructed, age and skill appropriate curriculum. This means that tutors do not have to be experts, but I think that as tutors gain experience, they can apply what they learn and their own talents to best support their students."

"One fun fact about myself is, I like finding in the kitchen, dessert foods that my family tries to hide from me. Note that I said tries.”

"My favorite author is, Roger Zelazny, a science fiction author, who wrote the astonishing book Lord of Light in 1967;  I have read it many times.  Zelazny had a gift for storytelling."

Please read our past volunteer spotlights. 

Andrew Apodaca

Andrew Apodaca 

Volunteer since Sept 1997

Debbie Mulay

Debbie Mulay

Volunteer since Oct 2012

Lisa Sloan

Lisa Sloan

Volunteer since June 2010

Mike McAdams

Mike McAdams

Volunteer since Nov 1992