Tyler Moy has volunteered his Friday nights this fall with Boston-area special needs teenagers (Jon Coleman).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's hockey continues to be a beacon in the local community, as junior men's hockey player Tyler Moy has spent numerous recent Friday nights volunteering with the Harvard Undergraduates Raising Autism Awareness organization.
HURAA is just one of three college groups in Boston that work together to put on weekly social events for teens and young adults with special needs. Together with MIT's Project Connect and Boston University's Student Volunteers for Special Needs, HURAA participates in Friday Night Clubs (or FNC's). These events are planned and executed by these college volunteers, each of whom is dedicated to mentoring the involved teenagers and making sure they have the best possible experience, each and every week. The volunteers are as different as each of our teens, but they all have one thing in common: they care immensely for the work they do and the teens they mentor at FNC's.
"Everyone is excited to be there," said Moy. "Everyone shows up with a smile on their face. It's something I genuinely look forward to at the end of the week. As a volunteer, you show up with the idea you're going to make a difference in someone's life, but what you find is that the people you meet end up making a difference in yours. It's truly a gratifying experience."