Quarter One Mission, Vision, Values Winner: Sarah Cameron

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Congratulations to our Mission, Vision, Values Quarter One Award Winner from Anoka, Savage, St. Cloud or Woodbury: Sarah Cameron! We will be highlighting our MVV winners in monthly newsletters and Shared Stories throughout the year so we can get to know these amazing representatives of our organization!

How long have you been working at Opportunity Services? I’ve been with Opportunity Services for a year and a half as a Direct Care Staff in Coon Rapids, MN.

Why do you work for Opportunity Services? I work for Opportunity Services to make the lives of our clients better and to give them something to look forward to everyday.

What five words best describe you? Creative, funny, kind, thoughtful, caring

Why do you work in the disability field? Did you always know you wanted to work with disabled individuals? I work in this field because I find value in what our clients can bring to the community, and I want to help them show pride in what they can do. I actually went to school to work with children with special needs and disabilities, so when this opportunity came up, I took it because it allowed me to do something great with my training.

Do you have any personal connection to disabilities? Yes, I spent first grade through 10th grade growing up with my best friend, Megan who had down syndrome. I watched her struggle in some situations and blossom in others. It was through her eyes and her life that I was given a new perspective of people with disabilities and what they can do when they have a chance to prove themselves.

Why are you deserving of this MVV award? In all honesty, I was shocked when I read the nominations. What I do for our clients just seems natural to me. I want to make their lives and the experiences they have at OS the best they could possibly be.

Do you have any advice for other employees at Opportunity Services? We may think we are making an impact on our clients, which we are- but they are the ones impacting us even more each and every day with their new discoveries, positive outlooks and funny jokes!

What do you like to do for fun in your free time? In my free time, I do lots of arts and crafts! I’m also a hobby photographer and I mentor a young girl through Big Brothers, Big Sisters. I’ve been married 7 years, and my husband and I have several little nieces, nephews and Godchildren whom we love to spend time with!