Gold Medal Giver: Bryan Garza

By Jade Cunningham |

Published 08/07 2014 11:05AM

Updated 08/10 2014 11:09PM

Volunteering is a gift that keeps on giving.

Especially at the School of Greatness, a place that helps give at-risk youth a direction in life.

The School of Greatness needed help, and one man stepped up.

"They have an annual play here, needed the set built, so of course I was willing to volunteer to help the children."

A carpenter for 15 years, Bryan Garza put his skills to use.

"I was told they had already used the set for three years," said Garza. "When it was pulled out, it was damaged from the heat and humidity. So we had to tear stuff apart and rebuild it. I want to do the right thing and help out when I can."

However he wasn't alone.

"It's a lesson for me and for the children," said Garza. "Hopefully they pass along their knowledge as well some day."

"The kids are laughing, they're enjoying the moment," said Shaun Cooper, the School of Greatness Founder. "It blesses me as the Founder to see these kids being blessed."

Cooper says he's forever grateful of Garza.

"He's going to make an impact on the lives of these kids," said Cooper. "I would tell Bryan 'Thank You'. Thank you for your concern, thank you for your love, thank you for your compassion, thank you for your service. These are the type of people that we need in the community to make an impact on people."

Which is why this week's Gold Medal Giver is Bryan Garza.

Bryan volunteered there three days a week for about an hour.

Now, he's looking for a new way to give back.

If you'd like to nominate a Gold Medal Giver, send an e-mail to NBC 6's Jade Cunningham at

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