SitterTree allows Oglethorpe students to earn an income on top of academics
From SitterTree being founded by Jody Stephenson, an ‘03 Oglethorpe University alum, to Oglethorpe’s sophomore Lauren Kirby becoming a 2019 Campus Coordinator, OU’s connection to SitterTree is undeniable. SitterTree, a local baby-sitting community, helps many college students and young professionals find baby-sitting gigs within Atlanta so they can earn extra income. In fact, this year SitterTree’s Atlanta babysitters will earn more than $1 million in baby-sitting wages, which are often used to help pay for undergrad, graduate or post-grad education costs.
Campus Coordinators are one of the top-ranked sitters who display professionalism, leadership and problem-solving skills throughout their careers. They are required to go through monthly training, weekly coaching and have multiple opportunities to hone their skills. Since they are considered the best of the best, they are also responsible in managing a community up to 100 sitters.
Earning the title of Campus Coordinator is an amazing achievement and Lauren Kirby certainly deserves a round of applause, especially since she is also juggling the work of being a star player for OU women’s soccer team. Kirby is an amazing example of a college student managing a career, academics and extracurriculars. All that’s left to say is: Congratulations Lauren Kirby!
To learn more about the SitterTree and get involved, check out their website!