We love our work, but complete fulfillment doesn’t often come from careers alone.
That’s why we give our team members an opportunity to pursue their other interests during the work week.
Ryan Hehr is our Digital Marketing Manager. Each July, he takes paid time off from MadAveGroup to pursue one of his other passions. Since 2014, Ryan has been involved with the Toledo YES Project. (His profile and the images below are from the organization's website.)
The program’s mission is “to teach high school students the value of volunteering and encourage them to strengthen and develop a relationship with God, bringing the love of Christ and His healing presence” to those they serve.
Working toward that end, the students and their adult leaders participate in service projects benefitting needy homeowners, shelters and non-profit organizations. Their work often includes painting, yard and garden maintenance, house cleaning, and providing minor repairs.
Ryan became a board member of the YES project in 2015. “It allows me to help improve our city, but it goes deeper than that,” said Ryan. “When high school and college students join us, they learn the importance of helping others, which can lead to a lifetime of helping others.”
Since 1983, YES Project volunteers have donated 200,000+ service hours to our community, making life better for more than 2,000 people.
“Many of my most important accomplishments are a result of someone taking a little extra time to help me. Whether it was a teacher or a coach or a friend, the extra effort those people gave to help me made a big difference in my life. I can pay that forward through volunteering.”