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Anthony Kim
October 15, 2020

Community engagement and more

Senior Anthony Kim '21 sees value in helping others
by Allyson Irish

If someone had asked Anthony Kim to take part in a 3D printing class when he was in elementary school, he would have been thrilled.

A senior from Acton, Mass., Kim is enthusiastic about all things tech. He’s co-captain of the robotics team and founder of Eve Tech, a student-run club that explores advanced engineering and design projects. He’s also committed to Andover’s non sibi motto. Working with PA’s Office of Community Engagement since his junior year, Kim assists elementary school-age children from the Lawrence, Mass., Youth Development Organization through after-school programming on the PA campus. Last year, he developed a new class teaching kids how to use 3D printers in The Nest makerspace.

“Anthony is super thoughtful and really understands what we are trying to do with our program,” says Monique Cueto-Potts, director of community engagement.

Now in its 40th year, community engagement involves nearly 400 Andover students who volunteer with and manage 30 weekly programs.
“I’ve become more conscious of and deliberate about my choice to participate in community engagement. "

Although COVID-19 put a pause on most on-campus programs this fall, community engagement found a variety of creative ways to continue. Adjusting to a virtual platform, Kim’s class focused on helping kids better understand and refine their 3D design process. And he’s working out the details to have their physical models printed on campus and safely delivered to them at home.

Follow Andover’s community engagement program on Instagram pa.community.engagement

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