Hoey Provides “Helping Hand” For Youth »y ununer Pott 8taff Writer U our youth of America ever need a helping hand or someone to turn to in times of trouble, William Hoey, our 52 veer-old achiever Jb In fact, heljf'Srectar of Partners, a program whicb provides opportunities-, for -jjpijlgg '■g**1<U17> to become responsible andt productive community citi- 1 tens, anAhMi bea|Mi mem ber for seven years. He attends meetings every six months at Partners’ Na tional Headquarters, Den ver, Colorado. Hs basic philosophy is “All youth, regardless of whether or not they are in trouble or are so called ‘good kids’ are the future of our coun try. They are the product of their environment Moat adults aeekkh as the pro blem, but I see it as the reverse. In order to have good sheep, you must have a good abephsrd.” Although Hoey knows what the problem of youth is, he can offer no solu tion. “The problem is lack ot effective commumca Kdribctwecnihe child and ■guardian. Adults havethe ' problem of not listening, because they usually know what’s best for their child. Communication is not Just, talking but transmitting and receiving. Adults start out with the wrong ap proach by not setting the proper stage for kids to be receotive,” be analyzed. The retired Air Force Master Sergeant, who has degrees in Sociology, Psy dmlugy, Probation Paiule— and Applied Science in Law Enforcement, has been honored and awarded as 19W Operations Noocom missioned Officer of the Year by the European j ineater; a uax ueai - Clusters and bowling and golf organizations. The pro fessional achievements Hoey is proud of are seen within the 7th Street De toxifies boo Center, where he was former supervisor, and Partners. “I’m seeing some of the street people who come through the De toxification Center turn their Uvea around and be come productive citizens of the community. I’m also AMing this every day with Partners which is the most fulfilling of aU the Jobs I’ve ever had. I get the moat satisfaction out of working with youths and training volunteers who work with than,” be beamed. The other achievements he is proud of are winning bowl ing and golf tophies There are not many blacks today on the level Hoey is in his profession compared to 30 years ago. Ha was the first Mack director of Partners in 1013,- hut there is a Mack William “BUI” Hoey -Director of Partners director in Denver now. Ilnae on his level are doing very well, especially those in the national level of the National Association of —Volunteers in -Criminal -■Justice. “TOtfe mill eUma we have who are involved in the same type of work I am, appear to be doing an outstanding job. Degree programs are being set up at universities for Volun teer Administrators which is a very rewarding career. You not only give but receive ^be realisation that you have helped some one enrich his-her life. Our program is enriching,” he emphasized, Hoey explains why Black History Month is important to him. “It helps you un derstand tbs past so that you can be more effective in the future and recog nize the mistakes that have been made, because a wise person profits from mis takes instead of repeating .than. We are slowly be —ginning to reoegniao that we need each other, and blacks, especially, need to recognize this. So many blacks have been guilty of not being willing to work effectively with one an other. Everybody can’t be in charge. We have moved so far in time that we’ve developed the philosophy i that good management is the answer to all problems, and we've left the most important ingredient, which is leadSKhiprout. You can’t manage people you can lead people and manage resources.” The son of Taylor Hoey < L '• < Attorneys At Law-i ( Suite 223 Law Bldg., 730E. Trade St. - <704) 37*4591 1 Michael Sheely # James Gronquist ' * • Ante Accidents * * Personal Injury ► • Wills A Probate „ • Civil Right* • Labor and Employment , . Law, Discrimination • Family Law (Divorce, Separation, Child Sup port and Custody) • Business Matters • Housing • Worker’s Compensation ——— --1 ■I '•'•I Hy Style M—liMMfTWWI has one sister, Mrs. Doris Polk. He and Barbara are the parents of five Alphonsor, 31; Barbara. 29; Denna, 27; William, Jr., 25 and Monique, 16, and -attend—ijhu amit Zidn Church, pastored by Rev. William White. He is former member of Steward Board No. 2 where he was _ elmlraum t« co-own or Romany* Motel, — -North TryonStreet; owneft of Hidden Valley Country Club; co-owner of Week enders International So cial Club, North Try on Street; owner of Bill’s Discount Furniture Store, East Trade Street and co owner of the Grier Heights Community Shopping Center. He is also a mem ber of the Retired Seniors r---— Volunteer Program; City County Certified Develop ment Company; past state parliamentarian and pre sent chairman of the State Recognition Community of the North Carolina Asso ciation of Volunteer Ad ministrators; Political Ad . visor; Grier Heights Com munity Development Cor- 1 poratton; former president of the Inter-Agency Coun cil for Human' Services; Mecklenburg County As-* sociation of Volunteer Ad ministrators; National Association of Volunteers in Criminal Justice; for mer treasurer of Par Busters Golf Group and former vice president and treasurer of the PTA at J.T. Williams Junior High School. ®zmm No Longer Needed Items In THE CHARLOTTE POST *-:—:-* r7-— ; - Classified Section Call Specials o. . tS. * ®" Color Tv. . £'l**“*« *«« — * '5 2S ’GE II7S , * p<?r"-w * —— ,,k ! apuJ 1 Year wVshave Hew R h " ————--- ! . ..j I I KOtmmntuM MM. My. \im _ _ by: -

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