Moore emphasizes volunteerism

Moore emphasizes volunteerism

Matt Moore, a senior majoring in political science, public relations and economics, is the president of Al's Pals. CW | Amy Sullivan

Matt Moore is a senior at The University of Alabama and the president of Al’s Pals. With law school in his sights, he is triple majoring in political science, public relations and economics.

Q: Why did you decide to first get involved with the Al’s Pals organization?

A: It was sophomore year and I was taking a good look at myself and said, ‘You’ve done well academically but you haven’t done anything extracurricularly.’ I heard about Al’s Pals and from my experience working with kids in high school, I thought it would be my best fit.

Q: What is your most memorable moment at Al’s Pals (or as a tutor)?

A: My most memorable moment was with a girl I tutor. She loves recess but absolutely hates math, so I told her in order to go play basketball she needs to do her math. The next day she was telling me we need to hurry up and get to work so she can go play. It was an incredible feeling.

Q: Why do you feel it is important to volunteer in your community?

A: I think it’s important to volunteer because, although everyone’s work is marginal in the big picture, it really does make a difference and really helps changes people’s lives.

Q: What motivated you to go for the president position at Al’s Pals?

A: I was actually selected for the position, and it has been such an honor to represent Al’s Pals and be a part of this organization.

Q: Where do you see yourself in four years?

A: I am actually in the middle of my law school application process right now, so in four years I will hopefully be done with law school and on my way.

Q: What are your hopes for the future of the Al’s Pals organization?

A: I hope more people learn and become a part of Al’s Pals. There are so many great children and people as a part of this program, and I feel that if the word gets spread, this program can really become bigger and better.

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