Silent Auction Items
All Biding Happens on Friday 8/19/2016, the day of the Gala.
All details includes bidding start price and Wine bidding. please see attached file above
Listed and pictured items including Private Wine Class for 20 people worth $500.
I am one of the original members who started with GapBuster Inc. in 1998, I was just in the 2nd grade. In 2003, I became a certified Peer Educator for HIV/AIDS with GapBuster Inc. I have had so many amazing opportunities due to my involvement with GapBuster; I have traveled overseas to countries such as South Africa, Mexico, and Bahamas to give presentations on HIV Prevention. I have exercised public speaking in front of the County Counsel and The Board of Education. As well as enhance many leadership skills throughout my life academically, socially, and psychologically.
Currently, I am the Office Coordinator and the new Leaders In Training (LIT) Coordinator at GapBuster Inc. I am studying Healthcare Services Management with a minor in Diversity Awareness at UMUC. I am excited to dedicate myself to helping high school students reach their full potential. I know firsthand how impactful the LIT program can be on a child’s life and I am honored to be in this new position.
“GapBuster’s changed my life and with that great impact I will go change the world”–Lauren A. Whitaker
Michael L. Green, Jr
Mr. Michael L. Green, Jr. is a native of Desoto, Texas, and is the director of GapBuster’s Building Scholars for the Future Program, located in Riverdale, Maryland. Michael brings to the GapBuster family a very diverse background regarding youth and education as evidenced by his work with parents, students, and educational colleagues of all demographics.
In 2011 Michael graduated from the illustrious North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, affectionately known as A&T, and although he majored in accounting, most of his time was spent working and volunteering in juvenile detention centers, group homes, and early middle college programs. Following his tenure at A&T, Michael worked but for a short time in the field of accounting but ultimately found his true calling to be education, and returned home to begin working for the Texas Public School system.
Since this life-changing revelation Mr. Green has received his masters in Special Education from the University of the Southwest. In addition to this accomplishment he has also been able to gain experience as a certified 6th grade math instructor, educational grant manager, and motivational speaker as a result of the creation of his very own speaking firm, Motivational Goals. During the summer months Michael doesn’t take time off, but rather spends it providing logistical guidance to teams dedicated to providing educational conferences and cultural awareness opportunities to high school students all across America. Michael is very passionate about his work with young people and their families and looks forward to continuing his commitment and dedication with GapBuster.
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Roland White is a Maryland native and member of the GapBuster STE(A)M team, acting as an Instructional Assistant.
Roland is a rising senior at Morehouse College and experienced GapBuster for the first time on a California college tour when he was a junior at Bishop Mcnamara High School, from which he graduated cum laude in 2011. He has rejoined GapBuster for the summer program and says he feels inspired by the mission of the organization and the passion of its Executive Director.
GapBuster is “phenomenal,” said Roland, who descrobes his love for kids as a reason for coming aboard. “[The students are] funny, vibrant, learning…there’s something special about that. It’s humbling.”
At Morehouse College, Roland is a Spanish / Political Science double major with a passion for music. He is also committed to sevice, because as he puts it “that’s why we’re here. We’re here to serve.” He describes Morehouse as a unique experience because it is an HBCU (Historically Black College or University).
Roland is weighing his options as graduation at Morehouse looms. Law school, graduate studies, international ambitions…Roland White is grounded in his community and headed for great things.
Taylor McTootle has recently joined the GapBuster family for the summer as a teaching assistant and coordinator for the 2014 school year. Taylor was involved with GapBuster during her middle school years, particpating in programs such as HIV/AIDS Peer Education and leadership development.
Taylor was born in DC and grew up in Metro Maryland, attending and obtaining a degree from Holton-Arms high school in Bethesda in 2010. She developed an interest in travel in high school when she journeyed to West Africa as part of a high school Global Education program. Taylor participated in community service and still values service to this day.
After graduation from high school, Taylor attended Spelman College in Atlanta, graduating in 2014 with a degree in International Studies with a focus in Development. During her college years, Taylor traveled to the Dominican Republic and Spain on study abroad programs.
Ultimately, Taylor would like to be an educator, ideally for middle and high school-aged students, though she is considering pursuing graduate study.
Taylor is interested in dance (having studied ballet and modern), chess, which she tutors, and reading.
By Rebecca Seel