Helping Out

16 Ways to Give Back

Posted on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
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With Thanksgiving around the corner, many are wondering how they can give back. Whether it’s spending time at a local animal shelter or leading your child’s troop, there are a number of ways to help. At the beginning of the year, we challenged every co-worker to donate 16 hours of community service. Co-workers earned tickets […]

Safety Certifications– In Real Life

Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 by Peggy Amor
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Rob Herrick was surprised when his CPR training kicked in on May 14. He had just finished the PurpleStride 5K, which benefits the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and was headed to watch Rick Worrel finish up. As he was cheering him on, he noticed Rick collapse. “You go through the class and learn the nuances, but always […]

Introducing Middle School Students to Engineering

Posted on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 by Kristen Leathers
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Jami Phipps, an algebra teacher at Kearney Junior High School, focuses on building interest in engineering among female middle school students. She works closely with Kearney High School’s well-established Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program, which offers a variety of courses designed to introduce students to the scope, rigor, and discipline of engineering. To connect students […]

Give Back with the After School Tutoring Program

Posted on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 by Cindy Martens
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For the last few months, I’ve been sharing some of my time helping students as a tutor in the After School Tutoring program. As one of many volunteers, I’ve seen firsthand the positive impact it can have on students. By taking part in this program, students, who are interested in becoming more proficient in reading […]

Affinis Partners with Project Lead the Way

Posted on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 by Peggy Amor
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In 2007, the Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) implemented Project Lead the Way (PLTW) as the district’s signature engineering program at Shawnee Mission South High School. PLTW offers a variety of courses designed to introduce students to the scope, rigor, and discipline of engineering prior to entering college. In this program, students work in teams […]

Mentoring 101

Posted on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 by Cindy Martens
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You don’t have to look far to find books, blogs, articles, videos and training sessions that have been written on the topic of mentoring. There are formal programs with explicit guidelines, handbooks, schedules and timelines to nail down all the intricacies of a successful mentoring program. The roles of the mentor/mentee have been elevated to […]

Affinis Co-Workers Spend Afternoon at Heart to Heart

Posted on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 by Affinis Corp
In Culture, Helping Out, tagged in Tags: , , Career-Opportunities

Affinis co-workers took a break from the office on Wednesday, April 11 to make life easier for others.  Co-workers spent the afternoon helping out at Heart to Heart International’s Kansas City, Kansas warehouse, folding towels and preparing hygiene kits. Dr. Gary Morsch, a family physician from Olathe, Kansas started Heart to Heart International over 20 […]