Mia Burroughs arrived in Chapel Hill seventeen years ago, drawn by the community’s good schools and progressive values. Those interests are reflected in her current occupations as a grant writer and as immediate past chair of the Board of Education of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Ten years ago, when Burroughs was starting out as a freelance grant writer, Volunteers for Youth hired her to write a federal grant and Burroughs has been working with the organization ever since. With her passion for children’s issues and social justice, Burroughs is a natural fit for a grass-roots, youth-serving agency like Volunteers for Youth. After writing about the good work of Volunteers for Youth’s programs for so long, Burroughs recently acquired an additional interest in the organization when her teen-aged daughter became a volunteer attorney with the teen court program.
In thinking about her association with the organization, Burroughs reflects, “I love writing about VFY’s work because they are all about making kids’ lives better. I’m so inspired by the commitment the staff and the mentors have to the youth who they serve and assist. I have loved working with VFY and am very proud that my daughter is now part of the team as a volunteer for VFY’s Teen Court.”
Category: 30 Years