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“Shyness and Sweets” Amy Jones would take Zenobia Marshall to Amy’s Ice Cream every weekend. Marshall was terribly shy, so she would sit there eating ice cream and not say a word, but she eventually opened up to her Big

Growing up, Marshall used to call Jones any time she had a problem. She still does today. Marshall ’s mom, a single parent, connected with BBBS when Marshall was eight years old and had been getting into a lot of trouble at home. Her mom thought that she needed more support since there was quite an age gap between her and her four siblings; her sister was 13 years older and her brothers were at least 10 years younger.

Marshall is not only thankful for Jones, but for everything BBBS has done for her. The organization found her counseling services when she was having issues with her mom and got her started in college, something she hadn’t considered. The organization gave her a scholarship, which encouraged her to continue her education. “Maybe one day I’ll get a master’s,” she said. Growing up, Marshall used to call Jones any time she had a problem. She still does today. Jones’s company is even involved in the school where Marshall, now 31 years old, teaches fourth grade. And Marshall still has a soft spot for Amy’s Ice Cream.

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