Admissions Counselor Awarded for Community Work

This article originally appeared in The Boston Globe on October 14, 2007.

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HEROIC DEEDS - Four local residents will be honored as heroes by My Turn Inc. for their work in the community. My Turn is a social-service agency targeting at-risk students ages 14-21. At the group's Going Places Gala on Nov. 2, Robert Gustafson, president and CEO of Crescent Credit Union, will be named a business hero; Fred Clark, chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, will be named a community hero; state Senator Robert S. Creedon Jr. will be given a government hero award; and Donnaree Wynter, admissions counselor at Pine Manor College and a former My Turn participant, will be named alumni hero. The ceremony is at 7 p.m. at the F1 Boston, 290 Wood Road, Braintree. Tickets are $100. Contact My Turn at 508-580-2659, ext. 206. - Milton Valencia

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Founded in 1984, MY TURN is a community-based non-profit youth development agency working with 14 to 21 year-old in-school and out-of-school youth who are at a crossroad in their lives. MY TURN has a long history of working with employers, educational institutions, community agencies and families to provide education, work-based learning opportunities and jobs to youth. Since its inception, MY TURN has helped more than 20,000 young adults further their education and obtain career-ladder jobs. MY TURN serves dozens of communities in cities and towns throughout New England.
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