(Feb. 14, 2020) Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services welcomes new CASA Director Jerrona Smith.
A native of the Eastern Shore, Smith graduated from Delmar Sr. High School and attended the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s in human services management.
She then attended Wilmington University, where she earned her Master of business administration, concentrating on organizational leadership.
Smith spent many years traveling from destination to destination through deployments and transitions with her family, while her husband served in the U.S. Navy.
Her last part of the “Navy journey” was in Groton, Connecticut, where she was introduced to the CASA program. She volunteered for many years, working with and advocating on behalf of abused and neglected children in the court system, which gave her insight to how necessary and important the CASA program is.
In her spare time, she enjoys leisurely walks along nature trails with her grandson, as well as engaging in her amateur photo skills, while pursuing to take it all in – from the warmth of the sunshine, sounds of wildlife in the brush, to the smells relative to the Eastern Shore, and as many visuals that she can capture.
She then takes it back to home sweet home where she releases her creative juices, allowing them to freely flow into her interior design skills.
She is thrilled to join the team at Worcester Youth, with a strong voice to advocate for those who cannot otherwise speak for themselves. It is her desire that Worcester Youth’s CASA Program be that beacon of light for the children, families and the community the organization serves.
More information is available at www.gowoyo.org, or by calling 410-641-4598.
Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a nurturing community in which children are well cared for, where the opinions of young people are valued, where adults are empowered to live healthy, productive lives and where all are valued members in the community.
Worcester Youth helps people of all ages with a broad spectrum of services that include mental health counseling, youth and adolescent enrichment programs, advocacy for abused and neglected children, and empowerment programs for those who are less fortunate.