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.orgSteven Rodriguez joined the Volunteers for Youth staff in 2019 after receiving his B.A. in Family and Human Services from the University of Oregon. Born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in Eugene, OR, Steven began working at Volunteers for Youth shortly after moving to Carrboro. At VFY, Steven coordinates Teen Court and facilitates a boys group at Stanback Middle School. In both of these roles, Steven welcomes the opportunity to achieve his dream of helping at-risk youth reach their full potential.
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.
A UNC biology major from Winston-Salem, Eliud Mburu has been with Volunteers for Youth since 2017. Along with participating in the Bonner Leadership Program, Eliud is part of the Honors College, Men of Color/Start Strong, and the Collegiate Institute at Chapel Hill. Eliud is also a Young Life Leader at Phillips Middle School. At VFY, Eliud coordinates a boys group for Black males at Stanback Middle School. In whatever free time he has, Eliud enjoys running, longboarding, painting and photography.
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