Ali Piyarali – Math challenger and volunteer
I volunteer at Rainier Prep because I enjoy the spirit of learning. I find it personally gratifying, and I’m always surprised by the kids’ desire to learn, no matter what level they’re learning at. They may not get the concept right away, but if they have a chance to develop it, they see the results of their engagement for themselves. I have kids of my own in college now, and I understand how seminal these middle school moments can be in the overall growth of young people. What forms a foundation for these students now positions them for their future.