Summer Burkholder

Since our leadership programs began almost six years ago, over 260 people have gone through the programs.  The programs are Emerging Leaders, High Performing Teams, and Volunteer Manager Leaders. Summer is one of those leaders. In 2016, she participated in Emerging Leaders after attending our Project Management workshop. The workshop had transformed her work routines and productivity.

Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders program opened Summer up to truly understanding her own leadership skills and interests. She learned new skills that benefitted her both professionally and as a leader in the community. She was able to network with others in the program and learn how nonprofit organizations worked through mock board sessions. Summer also found out her true areas of interest to serve the community through the Volunteer Match program. She had grown up with a culture of service, but for the first time in her life, she knew her passions and how to mobilize them to make a difference in a meaningful, impactful way.

Making Our Community Great 

Today, Summer is involved with multiple organizations like the Lubbock Corral, United Way, South Plains Food Bank and the Lubbock Arts Alliance. She also continues to enjoy involvement in Volunteer Center training and events to continue building her knowledge. Talk about leadership in action!

With each new year of leadership programs, our hope is to enable great people like Summer to change the culture of their businesses, our communities, and ultimately the world. These are the leaders who make our community great.

For information on ways to engage your community, contact us at volunteer@volunteerlubbock.org or visit our GetConnected website for current volunteer opportunities.


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