The community is mourning the loss of one gracious volunteer. After having health complications, James “Jimmy” Biggers passed away on April 9, 2017. Biggers served as the chief engineer for News4Jax, or Channel 4 News, for many years before retiring and lending a helping hand elsewhere. Wanting to give back, […]
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Anna Renfroe’s day begins at 6:30 a.m. Living with three girls with disabilities, everyday she helps them wake up for school, fix breakfast and walk them to the bus stop. Afterward, Renfroe has a full load of classes and helps the girls plan dinner when the day is done. On other days, she takes the girls grocery shopping, bowling and out to dinner.
This is Renfroe’s life as an On Campus Transition Program mentor and housing assistant.
“I figured [working with the On Campus Transition program] would be a good opportunity to really learn about people with disabilities and get hands-on experience,” said Renfroe, a senior elementary education major.
In August 2007, The Arc Jacksonville and UNF partnered to begin the On Campus Transition program at UNF. It is run by volunteers of UNF peers.