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Local Heroes & C4K Mentor Awarded: Juandiego Wade

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Congratulations to our long-time mentor, Juandiego Wade, as well as the other honorees recognized at the Eta Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s EPOCH award ceremony!

Margot Lee Shetterly, Adeline Richardson Quarles, Pamela Sutton-Wallace and Juandiego Wade received high praise for their service in the areas of the arts, business, health, global poverty, youth, and education.

Read more and watch the CBS19 news clip here.

“One afternoon, I was in the front part of C4K working with my mentee, Johnny. One young lady came in, and it was almost like she was at home. She dropped her books and a book bag and violin and things like that, and she let out a big sigh, as if she were saying, “I’m in a safe place. I’m at home.” I thought, “This is what we need for our youth. This is what our youth need.” – Juandiego  Wade, C4K mentor and chair of the Charlottesville City School Board

Juandiego and his learning partner, Johnny. IC Josh Mandell, Charlottesville Tomorrow.