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Mini Marlins, a VWC community program providing recreational mentoring services for children, has extended its reach to include Enoch Baptist Church’s Christian Academy in Virginia Beach. Led by Recreation and Leisure Studies student Katie Giwa-Osagie ’14, the program began as a weekly playgroup at family shelters providing fun, safe and engaging activities for children. Director of Community Service Diane Hotaling and Giwa-Osagie presented the Mini Marlins program to Enoch staff, and the group now meets weekly with 8-15 children. “Volunteering is an experience everyone should have. You learn about yourself and get to meet great people,” says Giwa-Osagie. Mini Marlins hopes to continue this new partnership with Enoch Baptist Church in addition to other organizations promoting healthy choices through service to the community. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling at 757.455.3216 or