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Boys Town Washington DC's Donnell Potts Awarded by Men for Change

Boys Town employees are great at what they do, so it's no surprise that they often receive recognition for their contributions to society. Just recently, in fact, Boys Town Washington DC's Donnell Potts, Family Home Program Director, was named a recipient of the Community Impact Award by the Men for Change Ministry, an organization that provides mentoring, tutoring, and guidance to youth.

Potts, who has been with Boys Town Washington DC for more than 11 years, began as a Family-Teacher. He remained in that position for five years before moving on to the Intervention & Assessment program, working as a Consultant, and finally arriving in his current position as the Family Home Program Director.

Potts says his work is motivated by a passion for "standing in the gaps for kids who don't have the things other kids have".

The Men for Change Ministry, located in Potts' hometown of Federalsburg, Maryland, hosted a banquet event on December 5, with more than 100 local community members in attendance. Senior Program Operations Manager for Boys Town Washington DC, Dwayne Strawder, stated: "Donnell has received multiple awards recognizing his consistent and outstanding work in the community; he is eminently prepared and motivated to make sure the Boys Town mission of saving children and healing families is alive and working."

In addition to being proud to receive the honor, Potts added: "It was important for me to return to the place where I'm from in more of a leadership role."

Boys Town wishes to congratulate Donnell Potts for this award, and to thank the Men for Change Ministry for recognizing his efforts to provide healing to children and families!