Volunteer Spotlight on Tanya Lippincott and Julie Balon


Volunteer Spotlight on Tanya and Julie from the Career Resource Center!

For Volunteer Appreciation Week, we’ll be spotlighting volunteers across the district who have gone above and beyond for our Eden Prairie Schools community. Lizzie McNamara nominated Tanya Lippincott and Julie Balon, to recognize their work at the Career Resource Center at Eden Prairie High School.

“Tanya and Julie have been volunteering for over 5 years. Tanya and Julie do more than projects and work in the CRC, they have created a warm, supportive environment for students to come and get their college questions answered. They are advocates for the resources at the high school and offer great insight and experience in the college planning process for our students!

Most recently, Tanya and Julie have compiled a resource for parents and students called "The Organized Approach to the College Search Process", which gives parents and students a starting point when navigating the sometimes overwhelming process of preparing for college.

“Tanya and Julie have been such supportive, helpful, and kind volunteers in helping me navigate the college admissions process. They were there from the beginning with reading and editing my essays, calling admissions offices for answers to unknown questions, setting up essential visits, and giving me guiding information. I felt confident and prepared before attending my college tours as a student. Before these trips, they helped enlighten me on what questions to ask, what to look for on a tour, and how to be an engaging prospective student. Throughout anything, they were always there to support me. I feel confident in my college knowledge, admissions process journey, college decision, and more! Julie and Tanya have been the best in making this process manageable for my family and me, and I could not have done it without their help! I am so thankful for their continued time, support, treats, dedication, and knowledge within the college world, CRC, and EPHS Community”. – EPHS Senior 

Thank you, Tanya and Julie! We appreciate you!


Interested in sharing your skills to help students? Check out available volunteer opportunities at www.edenpr.org/volunteer.