Mary Woods has been matched with youth almost 6 years. She has started with the in school program but felt the youth would benefit more with the community based match. Ms. Woods states the youth has benefited more now as a teenager than the earlier years. She instills in the youth the importance of school and good behavior.
The volunteer uses her former professional skills in preparing the youth for the future. Mary often assists the agency in activities; and attends trips/trainings. The youth, Mauquesha, has grown more confident in herself. Her school performance has improved as well. The pair has a great relationship. They do not want the match to end.
For more information about this program please call, Pat Daniel (434)792-3700 ext. 237.