firstname.lastname@example.orgScott Dreyer joined Volunteers for Youth in January of 2002 as a mentoring program coordinator and now serves as a coordinator in the community service program. Scott grew up in Chapel Hill and Pittsboro and moved back to the Triangle area after graduating from UNC-Pembroke in 2000. Scott appreciates that Volunteers for Youth provides opportunities to help keep youth on a positive track, as well as assisting those who may need help getting back on track. In addition to his other duties, Scott coordinates Volunteers for Youth’s annual golf tournament.
email@example.com A lifelong resident of Chapel Hill, Jamella Smith attended Chapel Hill-Carrboro City schools where she was a member of the Chapel Hill High Tigers 2014 state championship basketball team. Jamella earned a degree in criminal justice from Florida A&M with a minor in pre-law.
In 2021, Jamella joined the Volunteers for Youth staff as Youth Service Coordinator. A member of VFY’s original girls group at Smith Middle School, Jamella has seen first hand the impact VFY can have in the community. Jamella is excited to be a part of the organization that helped shape her into the leader that she is today.
firstname.lastname@example.orgA Chapel Hill Native, Madison attended Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools for the majority of her K-12 education as well as received Bachelors Degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Communication and Sociology in 2019.
In 2021, Madison joined the Volunteers for Youth Staff as Youth Service Coordinator. A former member of VFY-affiliated youth group Immigrant Youth Forum, she experienced directly VFY’s work within the community. Madison is excited to return and work for the organization that so impacted her growth and passion for serving the community.
email@example.comSusan Worley is a lifelong resident of Chapel Hill. She received her undergraduate degree from UNC and also earned her master’s degree in social work at UNC. In 1988, she was hired as the executive director of Volunteers for Youth and has been with the organization ever since. In addition to her director’s job, Susan coordinates Volunteers for Youth’s mentoring program. Susan feels fortunate that her job allows her not only to help connect many adults with children in need of positive adult role models but to serve as a mentor herself to staff, interns, and volunteers at Volunteers for Youth.
UNC’s Bonner Leaders Program assigns work-study students with a commitment to public service to one of thirteen local nonprofits where they work throughout their college career.
firstname.lastname@example.orgAbby has been with Volunteers for Youth since 2018. A graduate of Midway High School in Sampson County, Abby is an honors student at UNC and a member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Society. She is a double major in history and human development and family studies with a minor in medieval and early modern studies. Abby has found her calling at Volunteers for Youth running weekly girls’ groups that meet at Smith Middle School. Outside of school and work, Abby loves to play volleyball and volunteer at Center Baptist Daycare in her hometown.
Aidan is a North Carolina transplant originally from Illinois. He studies at UNC and majors in Psychology and Human and Organizational Leadership and Development (HOLD). Outside of the Bonner Leadership Program and Volunteers for Youth, Aidan spends his time on various research projects, aiming to make mental health resources more widely accessible, within Helping Give Away Psychological Science (HGAPS), participates as a member of the Undergraduate Honor Court, and various other organizations across campus. Aidan enjoys spending his free time walking/exploring, listening to podcasts (usually simultaneously), traveling, and spending quality time with friends.
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