On September 17, we welcomed a new class of kids eager to take in all StepUp has to offer. In addition, a new group of Junior League of Raleigh volunteers began their year of working with StepUp children. These dedicated ladies help our Children’s Program to run smoothly. They serve from September through May and help with everything from teaching curriculum and tutoring to serving food and cleaning up! They are an integral part of our volunteer group. With their support, we can give each child the individual attention needed throughout the night. The relationships formed between the ladies and our precious children are special, and the kids look forward to seeing their favorite volunteers week after week.
Meet Ashton Herbert, a Children’s Program Coordinator at StepUp Ministry! Ashton manages the nursery age group on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for the Life Skills and Alumni programs. She coordinates volunteers, plans classroom activities, and acts as the case manager for the nursery children, helping to connect families to resources and community partners like the Diaper Bank of North Carolina.
Ashton learned about StepUp while volunteering with the Junior League of Raleigh and joined the staff in late 2017.
Ashton's favorite part of her job is seeing the parents' faces at graduation when their child’s name is called, knowing that they made it through the 48-week program right alongside them!
A couple of fun facts about Ashton: She has a twin sister, played college soccer, and lived in Italy for a semester! She loves sports and enjoys baking in her spare time.
To learn more about volunteering in the nursery with Ashton on Tuesday and/or Thursday nights, visit our volunteer page.