My name is Yumino Kimura. I came to the U.S. from Japan in May, 1970, and I have lived in Denver, Colorado since. For over half my life in the U.S., I studied English as a hobby at different schools for foreign students. Several years ago, I started thinking about how to repay my debt of gratitude to America. How could I express my gratitude? When I reached retirement age, an idea flashed into my mind–to volunteer! And it was the perfect time to kick it off. I began working as a volunteer at Goodwill three years ago, working with Newcomer Students at Denver's South High School.