Meet Mark Kaplan!
How did you first become involved with Swift Youth Foundation?
A former Swift Board member/friend suggested that I would enjoy volunteering at a camp that served kids in need.
Why did you decide to more deeply support Swift and join the Board?
I wanted to ensure the legacy of Swift. This is such a great opportunity, I hope that everyone has the chance to experience the programs, volunteer, and be impacted by Swift for years to come.
When talking about Swift, what are you most excited to tell others about?
I love that we bring together two distinctly different worlds in the youth that we serve and in partnering them together we are able to mutually benefit our community and beyond!
What is your favorite Swift program and why?
My favorite program, by and large, is Camp Swift, but most specifically the ropes course at Camp Swift. By facilitating this course for over a decade I have had the pleasure of experiencing our youth challenge themselves, grow together as a team, and overall witness their self esteem grow in a matter of minutes!
At Camp Swift, are you Team Grilled Cheese or Team Tomato Soup?
Grilled Cheese! "Orange over red til I'm dead." Hook 'em horns...er...Grilled Cheese!!
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