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Senior Volunteer of the Year - Mildred Bond Johnson
Mildred Bond Johnson, 84, has been serving her community of Muskegon Heights and the surrounding area for more than 60 years. She has continuously advocated for the power of education, faith and giving back to those in need. Mildred’s great-grandfather was a freed slave from Tennessee. He believed in helping others and started a church and a schoolhouse. Mildred carried on the legacy to serve those in need. She is admired for her dedication to educating youth and spending more than 30 years teaching in the Muskegon Public Schools. She also served as a long-term advocate for civil rights and equality. Mildred serves as a mentor and director with SNICKERS youth program, which assists youth to gain life skills and success. She has volunteered with many organizations to help support pressing issues of homelessness and food insecurity including Habitat for Humanity, NAACP, and the James Jackson African American museum. Mildred has always possessed characteristics of loyalty, humility, kindness, and a genuine love for people. She is a true inspiration and her passion is contagious.