LUCY FOWLKES BREED FAMILY SERVICE VOLUNTEER AWARD
Congratulations to Jocelynn Drew, our 2020 Lucy Fowlkes Breed Family Service Volunteer Award recipient!
Jocelynn has spent the last several years as a volunteer with the Avenue A Teen Center at The Grapevine Family and Community Resource Center. She is an engaged, caring adult role model for youth throughout her community. In addition to art education, she began teaching “learn to roller skate” classes at The Grapevine, giving youth the opportunity to build skating skills and confidence.
When The Grapevine had to reconfigure many of their programs due to COVID, Jocelynn stepped up to run a 6-week art workshop for them outdoors, carefully following CDC guidelines while also providing youth with a vital outlet for connection over the summer.
Jocelynn is a champion for youth in her community. She is a safe person that teens know they can go to for support, and as a volunteer, she has made a lasting positive impact on the lives of local youth.
Thank you, Jocelynn, for your dedicated work in service of New Hampshire youth and families!
Read the full press release here.
2020 Award Video
Watch this short video to learn more about the history and importance of the Lucy Fowlkes Breed Award and hear more about Jocelynn's impact on her community.
about the Lucy Fowlkes Breed Family Service Volunteer Award
Every year, New Hampshire Children’s Trust awards the Lucy Fowlkes Breed Family Service Volunteer Award! Candidates will have volunteered in direct service to families at a New Hampshire nonprofit that serves children or families. Volunteer work must have been done within the past two years. A virtual celebration will take place and a monetary award will be presented.
Lucy, knowing there was a need in the community, founded and was the volunteer facilitator of the “New Moms” group at the Children’s Place and Parent Education Center—a family resource center in Concord.
Mothers who had previously experienced isolation now had a network of friends with babies. Lucy was not only a vast resource about infant development, but she was so nurturing to the mothers in the group, sometimes staying afterward to provide one-on-one encouragement to a new mother.
Lucy also served as a founding trustee on the board of New Hampshire Children's Trust, dedicating fourteen years as a board member, eight of those years as board chair. Lucy exemplified volunteerism—it was so near to her heart. Upon her retirement, New Hampshire Children's Trust set up the Lucy Fowlkes Breed Legacy Fund and created this award in her honor.
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