In his 14 years of volunteering with The Literacy Project, Randy Schroeder has helped 19 middle-school students with their reading, homework, and English as a Second Language skills.
Randy lives in Gypsum, and his day job is with San Isabel Telecom. In giving back to the community in such a profound and lasting way, Randy is following in his own father’s footsteps.
“My father, Earl D. Schroeder, was an amazing man, a WWII veteran and a member to the aptly named ‘Greatest Generation,'” said Randy. “While he was stationed in Korea in the 1960s, he ran across and ‘adopted’ 120 kids in an orphanage. Completely on his own initiative, he advocated back stateside for the little ones, raised funds to bring piped-in water, improve the school and dormitory buildings, and purchase livestock (pigs, chickens, cows) to help them become self-sufficient. This was typical for him. He sponsored and coordinated the immigration of over 60 Cambodians fleeing persecution in their native country.”
Randy’s father went on to serve as a Boy Scout troop leader for 20 years.
In his 14 years with The Literacy Project, Randy has also made considerable impact on his Eagle County community. Continue reading