Volunteers Make a Difference in Our Clubs
In continuance of National Volunteer Week, we are spotlighting Jabena Bobb, one of our Volunteer of the Year 2016 finalists. Ms. Bobb serves as a volunteer at the Peninsula Unit. On average, she volunteers 16 hours minimum per month, due to her hours of availability fluctuating based on her involvement with other community service projects.
She is a graduate of Troy University obtaining her Master's Degree in Criminal Justice. She is also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Ms. Bobb, known as “Mommy J” to some of the Club members, has volunteered for over four years by running athletic activities, education lessons, open- forums, and technology classes. She has mentored countless members and constantly encourages members to go “above and beyond” expectations, particularly concerning their academic performance.
While volunteering at the Club, she also organizes open forums for Club members to have the opportunity to express their feelings about any concerns, challenges, or issues that may be bothering them. She offers positive advice to help them through their trials.
Program Director Marc Lattimore said, “Jabena is an asset to our program. She carries herself respectfully and sets a prodigious example for our kids. The world would be a better place if we had more people that had the passion and attitude Jabena has.” If you're interested volunteering and serving as a mentor to your members, like Ms. Bobb, visit our volunteer webpage for more information on how to become involved.
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