Nicholas Skerven

Daily Point of Light # 3860 Nov 19, 2008

The Holler Park Pavilion project involved removing years of grime from the first floor and renovating the kitchen with new flooring, cabinets, counter tops, sink and appliances. Nick developed a comprehensive project plan workbook with design layouts, recommended materials, supply and tool lists and costs. In addition, he raised funds, obtained all the necessary supplies and coordinated the participating volunteers. Nick demonstrated his great attention to detail and managed every aspect of the project, which involved 500 total volunteer hours and was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.

Easter Seals Kindcare provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

The Pavilion, previously a site for Easter Seals Kindcare programs, had not been used since 2002 and had fallen into disrepair.

Last year Nick was in 8th grade and looking for a very special Eagle Scout project. He wanted to tackle something much larger than what would satisfy his Boy Scout Eagle Service requirements. In his dream of going above and beyond, he chose to lead the restoration of the interior of the 75 year-old Holler Park Pavilion. Thanks to Nick Skerven's achievement, today people with disabilities attend Kindcare programs in the Pavilion once again, and it has become a focal point for the neighborhood association. In addition, Nick was chosen as the 2008 Inspire by Example Youth Award winner and was honored at the 2008 Volunteer Celebration celebrating the spirit of volunteerism in Milwaukee County.