FRANKFORT - Ann Yager Hamlin, director at Stith Funeral Home in Danville, is the recipient of the fifth annual Joseph W. Kelly Award.
The award was presented to Hamlin Aug. 11 by the Kentucky Board of Education at its regular meeting in Frankfort.
Hamlin volunteered to chair the Business Mentoring Afterschool Program, a local initiative developed by the Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce this school year. The program pairs students with business mentors for a nine-week period, introduces them to the world of business and provides service-learning opportunities.
Hamlin coordinated the program, recruiting, matching and training more than a dozen business people from the community with students from Bate Middle and Boyle County Middle.
Her efforts led to the program being recognized by the National Afterschool Alliance with its Afterschool Champion Award and by the Kentucky Community Education Association with its Outstanding Organization Award.