We celebrate Black History Month and the people that have made a difference in our lives. Some of them we have never met, but we have read or heard about them.
Just as important are the everyday people, who will never have their name printed in a history book, displayed on a marquee at the movies, or told in stories passed down through generations.
These are the folks who take a stand for things they believe in and are passionate about. They are the people who work diligently and tirelessly to ensure that all persons are treated equally, including our children.
The volunteers in the Guardian ad Litem Program are individuals from all walks of life. Their passion is to advocate for children who have been abused and neglected and are now involved in the Family Court System.
Their goal is not fame. Their goal is to ensure every child has a “voice” speaking on their behalf during this process.
In 2009, Pickens County had 98 people who volunteered 8586 hours to serve 564 children in our community. How will you be remembered? Could it be in the heart of a child that without you would not have a safe home to grown up in?
Please contact your local Guardian ad Litem office to find out how you can get involved and make a difference in the life of a child.
You can call or email your local program office at 878-0807 or galPickens@oepp.sc.gov to get additional information and dates of our next free training.
You can also visit the website at www.Pickens.scgal.org.