Dwayne Ansley, director of operations services, was recently honored as the 2012 Lindsay’s Legacy Mentoring Program Mentor of the Year.
Because of his commitment to mentoring, his advocacy for the program and the impact he has had on his longtime mentee, Ansley was selected for this prestigious annual award. He’s devoted countless hours as a mentor with the friendship-based, in-school mentoring program which pairs a student in need of a caring, adult role model and friend.
“Ansley is a vocal advocate for the Lindsay’s Legacy Mentoring Program in Jackson County because he knows the value of a mentor in the life of a student,” adds Lisa Stephens, program director of Lindsay’s Legacy. “Not only does he mentor students, he often talks with others about mentoring and the positive impact it has had on his own life”.
“Volunteer role models are carefully matched with selected students,” says Stephens. When Mentee Drequn Sewell was a seventh grader, he was matched with Ansley, who would help guide his personal and academic success through mentoring and friendship.
Successful academically, Sewell recently graduated from Jefferson High School. He is also a gifted athlete, according to his mentor and parents, who take pride in Drequn’s accomplishments. Instead of opting for a chance to continue his athletic career, he enlisted in the United States Army, building the skills which will become his career. “I couldn’t be more proud,” said Ansley.
For more information about Lindsay’s Legacy and mentoring, visit www.lindsayslegacymentoring.org.