volunteer travel

Businesses Supporting Students

Pike County Central High School is the largest of five high schools in Pike County, Kentucky, with an enrollment of approximately 720 students. On a recent trip to Pike County, our U.S. Projects Specialist, Shelley Oxenham, met with our volunteer coordinator at the school, whose name is also Shelley. Our Volunteer Coordinator Shelley is the Youth Services Center (YSC) coordinator for the school; she describes the YSC as a safe space for all students of any economic background where they may freely come and go without judgment when they are in need of a new clothing item, shoes, school supplies, hygiene items, or a snack to eat.


“Act based on what you learn” With Shelley Callahan of Children Incorporated

“First and foremost, listen to each other. We all need to get out of their comfort zones, have an open mind, talk to neighbors, read stories about other cultures, listen to opposing views on the news, and work towards being empathetic often. Things are never black and white — we need to hear each other out so we can start to discuss the real issues that are keeping people in poverty and denying them access to basic human rights. Secondly, act based on what you learn. Donate to local shelters or a food bank — it takes a very little amount of money to have a big impact on others. And lastly, encourage others to participate. It is going to take all of us together to see real change in in the world.”


The Power of Storytelling as Marketing for Your Business with Shelley Callahan

In this episode of That Podcast Ysmay Hosts I’m talking to Shelley Callahan, Director of Development for Children Incorporated. 

Shelley started her career in the non-profit sector in 2006 when she co-founded Books on Wheels, which provided free books to children in low-income neighborhoods across the U.S.