Name: Thomas (Tommy) Alvarez

School: Trinity Catholic High School/University of Connecticut

What is your favorite memory or experience with KHK?

My favorite experience with KHK was my first ever Birthday Bash. I spent the night with a shy boy who was around the age of seven, and in the beginning, he didn’t want to talk or play much but by the end of the night, he was laughing and having a great time. It was so great to see the positive impact our projects can have and the joy they can bring people.

What are the most important skills you have gained/developed from KHK?

Working with KHK has greatly developed my ability to create a solid plan and delegate work properly. As a member of the YAC, I’ve planned and worked on projects that involved hundreds of people and needed to be planned extensively. KHK taught me how to plan a project properly and ensure that everyone from the volunteers to the people we’re hoping to help feels fulfilled and has a great time.

How has KHK given you the power to make a positive impact on another person’s life?

KHK has given me the power to make a positive impact on another person’s life by allowing me to fully understand the impact I can have. I learned through my work with KHK that nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it and that if you truly love something you can make an impact with it. Not only that, but I’ve been able to take everything I’ve learned from KHK into my personal life, spreading my knowledge to more and more people.

Why would you encourage others to get involved with KHK?

Working with KHK has genuinely changed my life and I highly encourage anyone looking for a way to make a difference to join KHK. KHK has made me a better leader, a better volunteer, and a better person, and I wouldn’t trade my experiences with KHK for the world.