Ana Tampanna talks with her first and favorite storyteller, Margaret Scruggs, her mother. Margaret is a resident at Salemtowne Retirement Community, and though retired, her stories illustrate that she's as busy as she has ever been.
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Joshua Martin, a freshman at Forsyth Tech, talks with his mentor and friend, Nancy Griffith. Joshua and Nancy met through Graduate. It pays, a mentoring program which provides support for 12th graders who are in jeopardy of not graduating. If you are interested in becoming a caring adult student mentor go to www.graduateitpays.org.
Community leader, Candide Jones, talks with DeWarren Carter, an inmate at Forsyth Correctional Center since 2004. In 2008, DeWarren earned the privilege of enrolling in Forsyth Humane Society’s New Leash on Life program, which pairs inmate trainers with good-hearted, yet misbehaved, dogs. This program promotes the development of important life skills in each.
After the murder of her son, Dale McCants devoted her life to helping those in need.
Dorez Thomas and Sandra Miles, members of the Walkertown Wolf Pack Association, discuss the importance of community involvement to ensure that the children of Walkertown succeed, not only in sports, but in life.
The tragic loss of Beryl Mankin’s son, Jonathan, to a car accident in 1994, caused her to question her purpose in life and moved her to a career of volunteerism and community outreach. In 2006, Beryl founded “Jonathan’s Legacies - Readings for Re-entry”, a program supporting prisoners transitioning to freedom. She talks with Pastor Kelly Carpenter of Green Street United Methodist Church.