Queena Lee began volunteering with ACE in 2015 at our GCSE drop-in session which offered help to young people who needed help with homework and exam revision. Along with a couple of other students from Cardiff Sixth Form College, Queena quickly became an important part of that session, which is why when we expanded the college’s involvement with The Learning Club in September 2016, Queena was the obvious person to take on the role of managing the large number of students who wanted to volunteer. Since then she has been coordinating around 80 volunteers each week who have been lending their support to all of our learning sessions as well as others that we support in what has been a very successful collaboration which will continue in the next academic year. As well as this Queena has given her time to volunteer with our ESOL project and to offer one-to-one support to learners who have required focused support (not to mention featuring on our Volunteer Spotlight back in February).
It is of no surprise to us knowing Queena that she was nominated for, and awarded, the Young Achiever title at the Ethnic Minority Welsh Women Achievement Association awards that took place earlier this month. This is on top of the Dedication award from Cardiff Sixth Form College themselves, as well as being accepted into King’s College London for her chosen degree in dentistry.
We will miss Queena’s regular involvement at The Learning Club, but couldn’t be more pleased for her in her success. There will be plenty more to come in the future no doubt!