Quotarian Marah Pierce, chairwoman of the youth mentoring committee, brought three students in the Independent Living Services program, designed for youth who are or who were in foster care through Children and Youth Services. Youth ages 14 through 21 are eligible for the program. Students Phyllis Wood, of Indiana; Haundray Muir, of Indiana; and Kendra Voorhies, of Penn Run, talked about the impact of the program on their lives. They were accompanied by staff members Mandy Somerville and Jason Rauso, Independent Living Direct Service Worker and JusticeWorks Youth Care program.
Quota International of Indiana Pa. Inc. is a community impact organization with 60 members. It is part of a 97-year-old international organization. Quota of Indiana celebrated its 60th “diamond” anniversary in 2015.
Excerpt from the Indiana Gazette, October 2016
JusticeWorks has been providing the Independent Living Program for Indiana County Children and Youth since 2011. The mission of the program is to assist eligible youth in learning the necessary skills to reach his/her full potential as he/she works to transition to the adult world. One of the most important factors which contributes to a successful transition is having an adult mentor who will be there through thick and thin during this transitional period and as a an ongoing support for life. JWYC strives to work with community organizations such as the local Quota Club to help develop these very important mentoring relationships with interested community partners.