While some teenagers may have spent their summer relaxing, John Wicks III spent half of his volunteering with the Mississippi Children's Museum, where he became "Volunteer of the Month" for June of this year. "MCM is in Jackson, and that's where I live, so it gave me the opportunity to give back to my community," he says. Wicks, the 15-year-old son of Felice and John Wicks II, became affiliated with MCM on the recommendation of Monique Ealey, the museum's outreach coordinator and a member of Mount Nebo Baptist Church, where Wicks' father serves as pastor. Wicks agreed to the idea and began working at the museum once school ended for the semester and summer began. He worked from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first half of his tenure as a volunteer and from 9...
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Youth Volunteer John Wicks III Earns Volunteer of the Month at MCM