Boys Home staff and students are pleased to welcome Ashley Myatt as administrative assistant to the program director. Ashley’s hometown is Covington, Virginia. She is currently enrolled at Bryant and Stratton College and is completing an online degree in medical billing and coding. Ashley stated, “It has been a privilege working at Boys Home. I have enjoyed learning the students’ stories and watching the positive progress they have made in the program.”
After being hired, Ashley began planning the 2023 Boys Home Graduation and Awards Ceremony which took place in May 2023. She worked diligently to ensure the event was a success. She stated, “I knew it was a big project, but I wanted it to be a great event. I enjoy the team mentality at Boys Home. It helps when you are working through tasks.” Ashley did an excellent job in planning and executing her first big event at Boys Home.
Outside of work, she loves to spend time with her four children who are ages three to ten. She stated, “Now that it’s summer, we enjoy going swimming, visiting rivers and trips to get ice cream. We also have frequent dance parties at home as a family.” Ashley helps to create a supportive environment for each student she encounters, helping them to develop into young men who positively impact those around them and the local community.
Development Director Elaine Brelsford, Mike Henderson and Pastor Mike Matlack (left/right)
The Falling Spring Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Hot Springs, Virginia, has contributed to the playground fund at Boys Home of Virginia. The contribution was made after the church held a hymn sing on April 29. The event included musical performances, food, drink and fellowship. The annual event was a wonderful success.
Boys Home’s current playground has been in place since its installation in 1958, and funds are being raised to purchase new equipment. If you would like to learn more about the Boys Home Playground Project, please contact Elaine Brelsford at email@example.com or (540) 965-7717. Boys Home staff and students are grateful for the support of the Falling Spring Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
Boys Home of Virginia is pleased to announce Harriet Meinecke of Galax, Virginia, as the winner of the 2023 Quilt Raffle. This year the quilt was a lovely Trip Around the World pattern done in neutral beige, brown and black colorways. A special thank you to all who participated in this fundraiser and to Phyllis Gibson of Waterford Township, Michigan, for donating this amazing piece of art.
On Friday, May 19, 2023, Boys Home hosted the first New Alumni Recognition Dinner in the Ben Parrott Dining Hall. The dinner was attended by seniors, alumni, staff and the senior’s families. The seniors were gifted with a class ring, a Boys Home Alumni Association shirt and a religious necklace from Pastor Anne Grizzle.
Speakers included – Director of Education Teresa Johnson, Director of Development Elaine Brelsford, Student Advisor Sam Morse, Executive Director Chris Doyle, Alumnus and Boys Home Alumni Association President Danny Cale, Boys Home Chaplain Pastor Anne Grizzle and Program Director Kenny Bess