In this month's Volunteer Spotlight, we are highlighting the selfless work of Byron Ross, who volunteers with the Children's Program for ACTS' Domestic Violence Services Program. The Children's Program provides a support group to youths ages 5-17, and its focus is on building self-esteem, growing problem-solving skills and exploring one's feelings.
April Vandover, who is the Children's Program Specialist, describes Byron as a great asset to her program;
"He has volunteered for over a year, working well with youth of all ages but he shines with the teen group. Byron has an effortless way with connecting to youth, his guidance helps those around him open up, share, and feel comfortable. Byron's efforts with the teenagers has not gone unnoticed by ACTS or those in the group. Any time he is away (which is an extremely rare occasion), his presence is truly missed. Part of the success of the teen's group can be attributed to Byron. We cannot thank him enough for his generosity and volunteerism. Thank you, Byron, for your time and the wonderful energy you bring to this program."
If you would like to volunteer with ACTS' Crisis Programs like the Children's Program, fill out an application today! The next training session begins in March.