Daniel Lockey has worked tirelessly to assist, encourage and mentor young people in the Hampton area. As a Foster Grandparent program volunteer, Mr. Lockey has served a minimum of 20 hours per week for the last five years. Since joining the program, he has served at the Hampton City Schools Performance Learning Center working with young adults who are pursuing a GED. For many young people, especially the young African American males who are without a male role model in the home, Mr. Lockey serves as a model of leadership, professionalism, integrity, and compassion.
Not only do the young people he serves benefit from his stories and life lessons, but from his creativity and resourcefulness as well. Mr. Lockey is able to utilize many hands-on educational tools and skills to engage the students – including the game of pool to demonstrate math and geometry. As a result of his commitment and caring, staff members at the Performance Learning Center report that they have observed significant positive changes in the students’ attitudes, behaviors, and academic performance. With his dedication to these students and his willingness to share his wisdom and experiences, Daniel Lockey exhibits the values of the Robert E. Wone Award for Exemplary Service. Mr. Lockey was awarded at the 2014 Virginia Volunteerism & Community Service Conference.