Meet Jenn Valentine, our third volunteer feature for National Volunteer Month! Jenn has been volunteering with enCourage Kids Foundation for about twelve years now and is a long-time member of our Young Professionals Board (YPB). She has been with us through our growth and transformation over the years and we are very lucky to have her.

Jenn believes in creating an environment where the children can feel comfortable, while also enjoying themselves. This has led her to keep volunteering year after year, while also raising funds and planning events as a member of our YPB. She says, “Being able to help contribute to making this experience less intimidating and giving the children moments of true joy has been a real source of inspiration and happiness for me.”

Jenn ran the NYC Marathon with Team EKF. With her love for running and the children, she felt inspired and felt that it put meaning in every mile she ran. She also shared some of her favorite memories. One being the annual holiday parties, she said that she loved seeing the kids enjoying themselves and seeing their faces when they saw Santa and received their presents.

enCourage Kids Foundation is delighted to have a volunteer like Jenn. Her dedication to our mission and love for making a difference is inspirational. If you are interested in joining the Young Professionals Board alongside Jenn, please email Mallory Humphries at mhumphries@encourage-kids.org or visit our website