MADISON (WKOW)-- Sometimes young adults can get a bad rap that they don't care about their community and are only focused on themselves. Here's proof that isn't true. Anna Kamperschroer Is 'Someone You Should Know.'
In the middle of a sea of cubicles, you can find Anna Kamperschroer typing away at her computer. A senior internal auditor at Madison's CUNA Mutual Group, she contently spends her days analyzing internal company processes, looking for ways to create more efficiency.
"Ever since high school I took an accounting class and I was kind of sold on it," said Kamperschroer. "It fits my personality I guess."
At 25-years-old, Anna takes pride in another title: young professional.
"I think it is someone who is just starting out in their career," said Anna. "They have a lot of opportunities at their feet and they're looking to make connections and network and meet people."
Kamperschroer trades in her keyboard for a hammer once a month to work at the site of a Habitat for Humanity house.
"It's a great way to give back to your community," said Anna.
Kamperschroer is board chair of the Dane County chapter of HYP: Habitat Young Professionals.
HYP holds volunteer build days once a month on a Saturday. Young professionals from a number of different fields make up the current 43 members. Since 2009, HYP has logged more than 800 volunteer hours and worked on 18 Habitat houses.
"Not everyone is as fortunate as the young professionals. We are lucky enough to have jobs and be able to support ourselves.
It costs $90,000 to build a Habitat home. HYP is co-sponsoring a home this fall. They have raised half of the $60,000 goal already.
"And you actually get to meet the families that you are building the houses for," said Anna. "They are out here today. It's really exciting to see them going through their house."
No matter if you put in 8 hours on a Saturday build day or you just came to make lunch for the group working, Kamperschroer says every little bit makes a big difference in a family's life.
"I think that the fact that all these young people are showing interest in the community and helping those in need will really benefit the Madison-area in the future," said Anna.
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