All In For Students Award Recipient 2011: The award is presented to site coordinators who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to students. With acts of love and transformation, these Heroes are the best at what they do.
Communities In Schools of Charleston, S.C. Site Coordinator Amanda Fox finds no task is too difficult, no barrier too high. For this woman of action, commandeering hard-to-find resources and helping kids overcome daunting odds are just part of an average day at work. And Amanda’s passion for helping students is so great that she works 24/7 by choice. “I’ve tried teaching her how to say ‘no,’” said Amanda’s executive director. “Amanda takes children to medical appointments and on weekend adventures. She coordinates tutoring for students who are struggling academically and matches students with mentors who provide caring relationships. Children have her cell number and often call her in the evenings and on weekends to hear her voice. She provided a bed for a student who didn’t have one, created a ‘Backpack Buddy’ system to help children who are hungry, and even delivered food to food pantries and homes. Her persistence and passion have made her well known and much loved by the community.”