Each year, the DuPage Care Center Foundation has the opportunity to recognize one of our amazing VolunTeens for their service by awarding them the VolunTeen Scholarship Award. This year, however, we were able to honor not just one, but two. The recipients of this year’s VolunTeen Scholarship Award are Rabia Khan and Tara Romero.
Rabia (University of Illinois Chicago, ’24) has served at the Care Center since 2019. As a volunteer, she has provided assistance with staff in the hair salon, transporting residents to activities, and, during COVID, helped families and visitors complete health screenings.
Tara (Oswego High School, ’22) will be a freshman at University of Aurora (Class of 2026) this fall, pursuing a degree in Health Science/Pre-med. She began volunteering at the Care Center in 2018 and served areas such as Physical Therapy, clerical work in finance, and, during COVID, shopping for residents.