Name: Amanda Ladd
Occupation: AVP Strategic Projects, Businessolver
Reading site: Hillside
How long you’ve read with Everybody Wins! Iowa: 10 years
Q: Favorite book (and why!)
A: A Time to Kill, John Grisham. I love this book because it is such a page turner that allows the reader to really understand all characters points of view. I have read it multiple times and I feel like it’s the first time every time based on how well the story is told and the characters are developed.
Q: Why do you volunteer with Everybody Wins! Iowa?
A: Reading has always had a very special place in my heart. I love having the opportunity to bring that kind of joy and excitement to the kids in the program!
Q: With so many options for nonprofit or volunteer work in Central Iowa, what would you say to someone considering joining Everybody Wins! Iowa and the Power Read program?
A: It is such an easy commitment and you will see an immediate impact. It’s rare to have both of those options. One hour a week and within a few weeks you can see the impact you are having by building a relationship with your student.