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Volunteer of the Month

David Connors



Dave is Director of Supply Operations for Aquarion Water Company.  Dave has spent the last five years mentoring in the Bridgeport School system through a program sponsored by the School Volunteer Association of Bridgeport (SVA).  This experience has been an amazing opportunity for Dave to grow as an individual and give back to the community.  From a personal perspective Dave feels that the experience has given him the opportunity to reach out to the community and have a lot of fun doing it.  Dave spends one lunch hour a week with his mentor, and typically spends the hour having lunch and playing games.  Over the past five years Dave's group of mentees has grown from one to a group of four or five seventh graders that all play basketball together each week during their lunch hour.
SVA sponsors an annual, city-wide Read Aloud Day each fall (this year is October 17th) during which readers are placed in every pre-kindergarten through sixth grade class in the school system. Many of these participants become ongoing volunteers reading books to classes and tutoring or mentoring individual students throughout the remainder of the school year.  Dave is an example of this, he became involved with the mentoring program as a volunteer for a school read aloud program in 2008.  The experience along with the legacy of volunteerism encouraged by his peers at Aquarion Water Company, encouraged Dave to become a mentor.
Aquarion Water Company, based in Bridgeport, CT, has a strong history of being responsible corporate citizens by encouraging its employees to take an active role giving back to the community of Bridgeport.  Since joining the company Dave has worked along side several other employees at Aquarion that take time out of their busy lives to help.  It was in this spirit of giving back that Dave orignially joined the mentoring program in 2008.
The School Volunteer Association of Bridgeport (SVA) is a non-profit organization that provides volunteer services to Bridgeport Public Schools. SVA recruits, trains and places volunteers and also raises funds to support programs for city students. 




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