Daylan Harris is a 14 year old resident of Cocoa. He has been volunteering for the Leisure Services division ever since his mother started working for that division three years ago. He just began his freshman year at Rockledge High School, yet he already has over 120 volunteer hours. He's worked day and night helping out Leisure Services with events at the Civic Center. This work includes setting up tables, chairs, and barricades, keeping the Civic Center and Porcher House clean, and maintaining Riverfront Park.
His goal is to earn scholarships through programs like Bright Futures, Take Stock in Children, and the Cocoa Police Athletic League, but what really motivates him is simply a strong desire to help out and contribute to his community. His work brings him a sense of accomplishment, and fosters leadership, organizational skills, and a willingness to help out.
Volunteering isn't the only area where Mr. Harris excels. He's a member of the Boy Scouts of America. He plays basketball and runs track. He's been awarded the male athletics scholar and the presidential award at McNair Magnet Middle School. More recently, he's also been awarded a two year scholarship to any Florida School from Take Stock In Children. He truly is an outstanding member of our community. His future is bright, and it is certain he will go on to accomplish great things.
-Guest article written by Cocoa Works graduate, Julisa Doyle