WDEL ALERT: I-495 bridge fully open




Founder of SussexCo mentoring gets lifetime achievement award
By Amy Cherry

John Hollis
A retired Sussex County school administrator, who founded a beneficial mentoring program, receives a lifetime achievement award.

WDEL's Amy Cherry reports.

Click here to listen



In a word of two, John Hollis says life without mentoring would be.

"Much emptier," he says.

Click here to listen



He is this year's recipient of the Robert A. Kasey Lifetime Achievement Award at the fourth annual Mentoring Works Summit in Dover.

37 years ago, Hollis created Sussex County's pre-college mentoring program that starts with students in the sixth grade.

"We work with them through high school graduation, encouraging them to do well on their grades, and set goals, and prepare themselves to go onto college," says Hollis.

Click here to listen



He calls the experience one-of-a-kind.

"This is like scoring a hole-in-one every time out, so it's just invaluable, and I think as I get older, it just provides a sense of self-fulfillment through the accomplishments of other people that you just can't duplicate," says Hollis.

Click here to listen






Copyright © Sep 01, 2014, WDEL/Delmarva Broadcasting Company. All Rights Reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.




WDEL News Tools:
Printer friendly version
Back to homepage



 Latest News

 Follow Us

Facebook Twitter
RSS Mobile
Email Updates




Copyright © 2014, Delmarva Broadcasting Company. All Rights Reserved.   Terms of Use.
WDEL Statement of Equal Employment Opportunity and Outreach