Gavin Frank is an active and motivated sophomore at Wayzata High School. He has many interests and talents including academics, track and field, Math Club, Student Council, Juggling Club, unicycle riding and Club Y.E.S. (Youth Extending Services).
At the beginning of his freshman year, Gavin was looking for an organization where he could volunteer regularly, but also have flexibility and variety. He discovered that Resale Select offers this and more. Gavin started out working in the back, processing donations and learning retail basics. Then he decided to work out front, where he could interact with customers. Gavin has done everything from hanging picture displays to laminating nametags. He constantly learns how to do new things that make Resale Select more productive.
A moment Gavin will always remember occurred last fall. It had been a long shift, and he was about 30 minutes away from closing the registers when a nice, enthusiastic man approached him. “We made small talk, he thanked me, and then he was out the door. I noticed he had left a card on the counter. I ran after him in the parking lot. He thanked and told me, ‘Your really have a knack for this sort of thing.’ I remember he sounded so genuine, and it’s stuck with me.”
Resale Select also provides Gavin with leadership opportunities. He is able to lead and organize up to eight other volunteers, “a valuable skill most 15-year-olds don’t get to experience.” He loves learning what it takes to keep a huge group of people organized, and he appreciates the importance of building community by looking for ways to help one another.
Gavin’s enthusiasm, talents and wisdom are a great asset at Resale Select. Thank you, Gavin!