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Executive Director and Volunteer Mentor Program Coordinator:

Susan Worley is a lifelong resident of Chapel Hill. She received her undergraduate degree from UNC and also earned her masters degree in social work at UNC. In 1988, she was hired as the executive director of Volunteers for Youth and has been with the organization ever since. In addition to her director’s job, Susan coordinates Volunteers for Youth’s mentoring program. Susan feels fortunate that her job allows her not only to help connect many adults with children in need of positive adult role models but to serve as a mentor herself to staff, interns, and volunteers at Volunteers for Youth. She has a passionate commitment to the well-being of children and to her community and appreciates that her job allows her to pursue both. Susan serves on the board of directors of the Chapel Hill Historical Society, the advisory board of the UNC Center for Public Service, the volunteer committee of Project Connect, and as the convener of the Third Sector Alliance.

 

 

 

Juvenile Community Services & Restitution Program Coordinators:

Scott Dreyer joined Volunteers for Youth in January of 2002 as a coordinator in the mentoring program. A native of Chapel Hill/Pittsboro, Scott moved back to the triangle after graduating from UNC-Pembroke in 2000. Scott was first interested in Volunteers for Youth for their hard work in helping youth before they get in trouble, as well as assisting those who have made a mistake and need some help to get back on track. Scott coordinates both the VFY golf tournament and auction.

 

 

 

 

 

NicoleNicole Hunter has been with VFY for eleven years. She believes in helping young people become successful adults. She started her academic career at UNC Charlotte, but finished at NCCU. She loves VFY because it gives her a chance to interact with the youth in our community, and help them in their time of need. She believes that a little encouragement can go a long way in helping a young person to change the way that they think and act. Working with our youth on a daily basis gives her some insight of what they have to go through and helps her appreciate her own life. Nicole really enjoys her career at VFY because she knows that all of the staff here really want to make a difference in a young person’s life. Nicole also runs the Every Girl Counts group at Smith Middle School. Outisde of VFY, Nicole is the cheerleading coach at Smith Middle School.

 

 

 

 

Teen Court Coordinator:

427963_3195114682397_1190820912_nKate Giduz joined the staff at Volunteers for Youth in June 2013, shortly after graduating from Elon University with a B.A. in Psychology and minors in Criminal Justice and Communications. As a fourth generation Chapel Hillian, Kate is passionate about helping local youth learn from their mistakes by giving back to the community. Kate currently serves as the co-chair for Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug-Free Youth and volunteers with a service dog organization.

 

 

 

 

 

UNC Bonner Leaders:
VFY currently has two Bonner leaders, Oluseun “Seun” Omitoogun and Eliud Mburu, class of 2017 and 2021 respectively. In contrast to having traditional on-campus jobs, Bonner leaders complete their work-study at local non-profits. Seun and Eliud were selected from a competitive pool of applicants and will serve with VFY during all 4-years of college.  For more on the Bonner program please visit http://campus-y.unc.edu/get-involved/bonner-leaders-program

  • Oluseun Omitoogun, oluseuno@live.unc.eduunnamed2 Seun is a Sociology major from Greensboro, NC. Though serving as president of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority- Alpha Chapter keeps Seun busy, she still finds time for her favorite hobby – cooking! Seun helps Nicole run the Every Girl Counts Program at Smith Middle School. Seun loves VFY as her community partner because of how accepting and welcoming the staff are, but more importantly, the foundation of the non-profit – helping guide the path of those who do not quite have a voice yet!

 

 

 

 

  • Eliud Mburu, eliud@live.unc.edu Eliud Mburu, from Winston-Salem, is a first-year Biology and Global Studies Major at UNC. Besides participating in the Bonner Leadership Program, Eliud is part of the Honors College, Men of Color/Start Strong, Summit College, STEMinority and the Collegiate Institute at Chapel Hill. Eliud is also a Young Life Leader at Phillips Middle School!! With VFY, Eliud works with a mentee and a Boy’s Group at Stanback Middle!! Eliud also enjoys to run and likes to participate in film photography when he’s free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNC School of Social Work Intern:

  • Rebecca Datus, rdatus@live.unc.eduRD2 Traveler of the East Coast, Rebecca is from Naples, FL, obtained her B.A. in Sociology at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, and is currently a first year MSW student at UNC. Throughout her undergraduate career, she held leadership positions, such as Public Relations Officer, Senior Ambassador, President, and Step Team Captain, of her campus’ African-American/Afro-Caribbean club UJIMA. She was also very involved in her campus’ InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Eromdiks Yearbook committee. She has worked with youth in a variety of settings, from summer camps and youth groups to mission trips and community programming. For personal enjoyment, Rebecca sings, dances, and writes and has integrated these creative interests into her work with youth. She is excited to be assisting in coordinating VFY’s mentoring program.

 

 

Location & Directions:

 

Address:
205 Lloyd Street, Suite 103
Carrboro, NC 27510
Telephone: 919-967-4511
Fax: 919-967-4540

Directions:
205 Lloyd Street, Suite 103 in Carrboro
From I-40 (West or East): Take exit 266, South onto Martin Luther King Blvd. Continue on Martin Luther King Blvd towards downtown Chapel Hill. Take a right onto Rosemary Street. Continue on Rosemary Street towards Carrboro, through three lights. Take a right onto Lloyd Street, just before the railroad tracks. Lloyd Street Office Building is the fourth building on the left. Our office is located on the first floor, second door on the parking lot side of the building. Click here to map it.

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