Martha Stowe has been executive director of the Vickery Meadow Youth Development program for the past 13 years. After her experience in social work, she was given the opportunity to start a foundation to help the Vickery Meadow neighborhood. While her kids have gone on to colleges, master’s programs and promising careers, the work is always evolving. The program set up a COVID-19 testing site in the neighborhood because of the high number of cases among Burmese workers in the nearby factories. She also helped develop programs, including a robotics team and reading initiatives, for elementary and middle school children. Besides her work, she says she is most proud of her husband, Ken Benson, where they live on White Rock Creek near the spillway of White Rock Lake.
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