JOYA Scholars SOV 22

Published: April 2, 2021

JOYA Scholars

Honoree’s Name: Christina Garner

Award Category: Arts & Education

Why This Volunteer is Extraordinary:

Christina has been a tutor for JOYA for many years and has always had the best interest of her students in mind. Particularly this year, she has been a huge asset on the volunteer team working with her students Karla & Danni. Her students are very appreciative of her and have shown a lot of growth and investment in the program as a result of working with her. She goes above and beyond to make sure they are on the path to success.

Honoree’s Name: Colleen Kirtland

Award Category: Arts & Education

Why This Volunteer is Extraordinary:

Colleen has shepherded students through our mentoring program and always supports them in whatever their goals may be. She’s not only supportive in her words, but in the actions she takes to make sure she is always there for her students. This year, she has helped her mentee through a competitive fellowship application process and with Colleen’s help, the student is going to make real change in her community.