email@example.comScott 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
email@example.com A Chapel Hill native, Nicolle has attended Orange County schools all K-12 as well as a year of schooling in Mexico. She joined the Army straight out of school and continued the next 4 years as a Human Resources Specialist.
In 2022, Nicolle joined the Volunteers for Youth team as a Youth Service Coordinator. As a former member of VFY’s Every Girl Counts program, Nicolle is very excited to join the team and continue the mentorship program. Outside of work Nicolle is a family oriented person with a love language of food.
firstname.lastname@example.orgNicole Hunter brings a passion for working with children and teens to all she does. Nicole started at Volunteers for Youth in 2004 as a mentoring coordinator, created VFY’s school-based life skills group, Every Girl Counts, and coordinated VFY’s community service program. After leaving Volunteers for Youth to work as a program manager at Goodwill Industries, Nicole returned in 2023 to take the reins as executive director. As a long-time member of the Orange County community, Nicole is excited to connect youth with transformative resources and opportunities and lead Volunteers for Youth into the future.
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.
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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