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A Clear Vision Students Need to Volunteer in Their Communities
« on: September 21, 2017, 03:55:24 PM »

A Clear Vision Students Need to Volunteer in Their Communities
by William Jackson, Sha'ni Lewis, Alnesha Brown, Tameya Lanier
and Dyani Jones

Volunteering their weekends with Vision Keepers and New Town Success
Zone are students from Duval County Public Schools and Edward Waters
College working to distribute food to the community. Their works
and those of other volunteers have touched the lives of seniors,
children, the disabled and others facing life’s challenges.

The need for compassion, caring, empathy and patience is sometimes
lost, but during times of mental and emotional stress these feelings
are important to share with those challenged and in need of hope.
The work is directed with a vision to improve the community from
within, to encourage and empower the citizens of the community
to build a better community by allowing and encouraging youth,
teens and young adults to contribute to the stability
and growth of theirs and surrounding communities.

The students Sha'ni Lewis (10th grade), Alnesha Brown (EWC),
Tameya Lanier (EWC) and Dyani Jones (5th grade). Successful students
each that embraced the opportunity to give back to their communities,
even though Ms. Brown and Ms. Lanier are from South Florida they see
Jacksonville as their homes and are excited to contribute to making
the area around Edward Waters College better for everyone.

Dyani stated she enjoys helping people and has been in situations
of homelessness before when she was younger. She appreciated those
that helped her and her family and wanted to give back to help others.
She saw the strength and even the vulnerability of her mother as she
strived to help build a brighter future for her and her sister Sha'ni.

Her sister Sha'ni agreed and stated it was hard growing up and not
having enough food around or living in different places. She never wants
to go through that again and wants to help families stay feed and happy.
Students with DCPS, EWC and other higher educational institutions
are invited and encouraged to volunteer their time and skills
to work in the community, to come by Vision Keepers and New Town
Success Zone to give back to their community. 

More information can be gained by calling or emailing.
George Maxie, Executive Director
New Town Success Zone
(904) 470 8262
Wellness Programs
Wm Jackson, M.Edu.
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