I’m a co-founding director with my brother David Groos of GREAT OPPORTUNITIES. We are a youth based nonprofit with an educational focus on our local aquatic world. Our goal is to open the door of opportunity for at risk kids.
Like most directors I’m involved with every facet of the operation of our organization. With no formal training, mistakes are often made during the development of new programs or events. This is where my friend really stand out and helps me make the appropriate decisions. He is my mentor and his opinion is highly valued. He is soft spoken and doesn’t offer his opinion unless asked. His level headed approach is non offensive to my detractors. After time I’ve learned that their opinions only distract me from the importance of the job at hand. He tells me, “this is a nonprofit, enjoy your good work stay focused”. So I thank him for his sage advice and I continue about my business to help my community the best I can. To this day our successes is self evident because of his mentoring.
So this is my story about Ricardo Beas. I know of many other organization that he has supported and guide through the years with his lovely wife Rosa. But those stories should be told by those people and organizations that they have helped.
ERIC GROOS C.O.F.
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