Shepherd Center interns create video with wisdom for graduates

Shepherd Center interns create video with wisdom for graduates
May 27
10:15 2021

Project also celebrates Older American’s Month

The Shepherd Center of Greater Winston-Salem’s two gerontology interns from WSSU, Jada Gray and Destiny Saunders, solicited wisdom/advice from “seasoned” volunteers to be shared with local graduating high school seniors. Volunteers wrote their advice on signs they held while the interns took their photos. Advice ranged from “Life is a coin, you can only spend it once,”  and “Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that’s yours,” to “The sky’s the limit when your heart’s in it,” and to the humorous, “Call your mama!”

The interns also chose the background music for the video. Vicki Poore, community engagement and volunteer coordinator at the Shepherd’s Center, compiled the project.  

Brent Campbell, chief marketing and communications officer for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, is handling distribution of the video to be shown during graduation ceremonies.

The video was a fun, engaging, intergenerational project that was the Shepherd Center’s highlight of Older American’s Month, which is annually in May. The 2021 Older American’s Month theme is “Communities of Strength,” and this video is our way to help Winston Salem/Forsyth County continue to be a community of strength.

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