May 22, 2006

Recognizing a Dryden volunteer

Somehow I missed a story in Saturday's Journal, one I'd definitely like to see get attention. Dryden resident and Cornell student Jessica Houle received a Community Action Award from Tompkins Community Action for her work mentoring kids at Congers Mobile Home Park, where she grew up:

Houle works with the kids of Conger's Mobile Home Park through the OURS program — Opportunity, Understanding, Respect and Success — to expose them to new experiences through the arts, wilderness survival, cultural foods and hip hop dancing. She says the most important thing these kids need is an adult mentor who will be stable for them and encourage them, something many of them can't find in their families.

Posted by simon at May 22, 2006 7:33 AM in ,
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