Good Neighbor Awards Honorable Mention

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Jean Clary Bagley

Century 21 Clary & Associates, Inc.
Century 21 Clary & Associates, Inc.,
231 E. Atlantic Street
South Hill, VA
United States

Jean Clary was introduced to community service as a child, when her mother, a rural schoolteacher, mentored and cared for poor second-graders. She remembers visiting their homes, which had no electricity and dirt floors. Knowing how important it is for children to know someone cares about them, Clary cofounded Children Are Really Extra Special (CARES), which finds corporate sponsors to “adopt” classes to provide college scholarships and youth mentoring to children in need. There are currently 10 corporate sponsors supporting 280 children.


Mecklenburg County Business Education Partnership
Chase City, VA