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By Pat Evans | October 20, 2017

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Why One Retired Teacher Brings Her Time, Talents to Crystal Lakes Elementary

By Deborah Elfen | April 11, 2017

What can be the reason a woman, now approaching 89 years old, goes to volunteer in an elementary school? You simply need to ask Mildred Hammer. Mrs. Hammer has come faithfully every week to Kathleen Tsakiris’ fifth grade class at Crystal Lakes Elementary School in Boynton Beach for the past 23 years. Mrs. Hammer is…


By Deborah Elfen | February 16, 2017

Some people have volunteering in their blood.  At least that’s what anyone who knows Barbara Willett would think.  Barbara is the consummate volunteer.  She began volunteering at Cholee Lake Elementary School in 2003 when her son started kindergarten.  Barbara became actively involved as a PTA member and eventually served as treasurer, vice-president, and president.  She…

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Grandparents Make GRAND Volunteers!

By Deborah Elfen | January 25, 2017

Jeneil Stevens has been a volunteer at New Horizons Elementary School since her granddaughter, Avery, started in Kindergarten five years ago. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Jeneil worked as an Executive Administrative Assistant in the healthcare field until she retired in 2005.  After relocating to Florida, Jeneil began volunteering. In 2012 she started at New Horizons…

Spotlight on Jerome Small

By Deborah Elfen | November 18, 2016

It should come as no surprise to anyone at John I. Leonard High School that Jerome Small is the school’s nominee for the Pathfinders Award in Community Involvement.  After all, Jerome has accumulated over 4,000 volunteer hours there. Jerome is a member of several clubs such as Key Club, AVID, and National Honor Society.  However,…