The creator of BusyBodies365, a website that connects kite-boarders and expands public knowledge of the sport, Dayton Kingery is also a dedicated volunteer for various organizations. Most recently, he volunteered with Inspirica in Stamford, Connecticut, a homeless shelter that helps clients find permanent housing and stability. This includes a Youth Center, where Dayton Kingery worked as a volunteer. In this position, he taught, supervised, and coached children between the ages of 5 and 10 in an after-school program. He formed productive relationships with the children and served as a positive role model.
Before his work at Inspirica, Mr. Kingery was a volunteer for Mainsprings, an organization that operates in northern Tanzania, East Africa. Mainsprings strives to alleviate rural poverty by providing health care, education, refuge, and economic sustainability to locals.
Mr. Kingery went to Mainsprings’ campus in Tanzania twice while he was still in high school to work on the organization’s farm and serve in the Reading Buddies program. In addition, Mr. Kingery played an instrumental role in Mainsprings’ fundraising efforts for a solar project on the campus. With his high school peers, he raised more than $11,000 for the project.