Bro. James Cherry represented Psi Alpha Alpha at the Fairfax County Volunteer and Partner Services Volunteer Appreciation Event sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Family Services – Children, Youth and Families Division. The audience of more than 80 volunteers was treated to violin selections by Fire Orne, an African American violin duo comprised of 16-year-old twins Ethan & Nathan Morlu. Remarks were given by Krissa Stone, Director of Volunteer and Partner Services, Michael Becketts, Director of DFS, and Oriane Eriksen, Director of Children, Youth, and Families Division. They thanked everyone for their gift of time and resources that allow them to continue to provide services in the County:
- 80 volunteers supported Children/Youth/Families in various ways.
- Brought on one intern.
- Adopt a family program has helped 1245 children this year.
- Total donations - $440K
- Volunteer hours = $367K in economic impact
The volunteers were also treated to training around Emotional Intelligence from Robin Baker, Organizational Development Division Director with Fairfax County. She discussed the factors that contribute to having a high level of emotional intelligence such as:
- Stress management
- Stress Tolerance
- Decision Making
- Problem Solving
- Reality Testing
- Impulse Control
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Social Responsibility
- Emotional Expression
- Emotional Self-Awareness
The Volunteer Appreciation Event was an incredible event in celebration of all we do and what we do for our community!