Photo of Jean SrodesAt the West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families 20th annual awards banquet Jean Srodes was named Volunteer of the Year for Families Leading Change. The awards banquet was held November 15 at at Temple Israel in Charleston, WV.

With her commitment to the youth of Pocahontas County as well as for the many programs she is responsible for creating, Ms. Srodes has been positive force for innovation and change by initiating new opportunities for youth in her community. Some of the after-school programs Srodes has started for students in the county include golf, horseback riding, quilting, ukulele club, and radio club at WVMR.

JEAN O’HARA SRODES reads to young children. Much of her volunteer work is geared toward middle and high school age students, but Srodes uses every opportunity to encourage children of all ages. Family Resource Network Coordinator Laura Young had this to say about Srodes: “Caring adults and safe places are paramount to healthy social development for our children. Our world would be a better place to live and raise our children if there were more people like Jean Srodes.” Photo courtesy of FRN

Jean Srodes and her husband, Joel retired to Pocahontas County, and like many retirees, she brought her special talents and skills with her.

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