A little generosity can produce a lot of big smiles, and Yorkson Jeen knows their importance is deeper than face value.
Jeen, the October Volunteer of the Month, finds the time to bring positive influence to the Winona community by working with Big Brothers Big Sisters, mentoring children.
“Kids, they are the future,” he said. “I strongly believe that if a kid is not raised in the right direction, it’s not just them, it’s also society’s problem.”
Yorkson is new to the Winona area, arriving just a few years ago from Vancouver, Canada to join Fastenal’s software engineering department. In his brief amount of time so far in Winona, he has already taken the initiative to contribute in ways that provide all kinds of benefits.
“I’m really happy and very blessed with so many opportunities that have been given to me in Winona, and that’s part of why I want to give back to this community, because they’ve been very good to me,” he said.