As a business manager at Champion Sports and Entertainment, Anthony Anderson is a life coach to prospective professional athletes, providing guidance to young people negotiating the perilous world of professional sports. The job is a natural for Anderson. He has always had an interest in encouraging young people and helping them reach their goals and he himself is an athlete, having played football at UNC. From 2005 – 2007, Anderson brought his skills to Volunteers for Youth as a community service program coordinator, working with adolescents who had made unfortunate choices. Now living in Durham with his wife and three-year-old son, Anderson looks back with gratitude on his years at Volunteers for Youth.
“My time at Volunteers for Youth was a real pleasure. It was truly eye-opening to see the challenges some kids face who simply want to find their place in the community. To be able to spend time with these kids at community service worksites and see what they can do was enough to inspire me to get up early on Saturday mornings to be there with them. The staff at Volunteers for Youth is unmatched in the time and energy they devote to youth. When people ask me about various jobs I’ve had, I always say that, hands down, the best job I ever had was working at Volunteers for Youth.”
Category: 30 Years