Volunteer of the Month - Sakita Holley
To celebrate the contributions of HLL's volunteers, we spotlight members of our community who are helping our students reach their potential on and off the field. Up this month: Sakita Holley, who has volunteered as as a coach and mentor with the Truth girls since last fall.
What's your day job?
Founder and CEO of House of Success, a public relations and brand management firm.
Do you have lacrosse experience? If so, where and what position do/did you play?
Yes. I've been playing lacrosse since I was in the 7th grade, so I know how important this stage will be in the Truth girls' lax career. When I started, I actually volunteered to be the goalie because no one else wanted to do it. Then one day, one of the girls got injured so I had to fill in on defense. A few games after that I caused a turn over and ran all the way to the other end of the field and scored (this was in 8th grade). I've been on attack (2nd Home) ever since. I still hold a record (3rd Place) for most career goals scored in HS Girl's Lax in South Jersey (254).
What is your favorite lacrosse team?
I have a special place in my heart for the Howard University Women's Lacrosse team.
How did you first get involved with HLL?
I've known about HLL for a while now and have always wanted to get involved, but I wasn’t sure I’d have the time. I was in the process of building my business. Last fall, I decided to give it a shot of fitting HLL into my schedule and so far, I've been able to make it work. I do wish I had more time to devote to the program though.
What is it like to work with HLL?
It's extremely fulfilling. I started in the fall with the Truth girls when they were just being introduced to the game of Lacrosse. There’s nothing more gratifying than seeing them improve week after week.
What do you find most challenging about volunteering with HLL?
The most challenging thing is not being able to commit more time to the program.
What has surprised you most about working with HLL?
Nothing! HLL is everything I imagined it would be - simply an amazing, fulfilling experience of working with like-minded individuals to change lives through the game of Lacrosse.
What would you tell someone who is thinking about volunteering?
You won't know what you can do until you actually try it.