IDOC volunteer, community activist, and District 7 AmeriCorps VISTA member honored as “Brightest Star”

Stephanie with Lt. Gov. Little and Sen. Smyser
Silva (middle) with Idaho's lt. governor and labor dept. director
By Jeff Kirkman, IDOC Community Mentor Program Manager

Stephanie Taylor-Silva is a very active community volunteer with the Idaho Meth Project, SPAN Eastern Idaho, the IDOC, and a number of other organizations.

She speaks regularly to high schools throughout eastern Idaho, many church and civic groups, and many offenders about her experiences and successes in her recovery.  She definitely walks the talk. 

Stephanie is also sprinting to the end after starting her last semester to get her degrees at ISU in sociology and criminology while working full time, running a business with her husband, and making sure her mother and her little dog are cared for.

Additionally, she is the AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) member in District 7 with the IDOC Mentoring Program, Free2Succeed – which is also a full-time position.  

Stephanie was nominated and won in the individual category and was honored at Serve Idaho’s 2018 Idaho’s Brightest Star Awards Ceremony at BSU on January 17th. 

Congratulations Stephanie!!!

You truly are a “gem” in the Gem State.Serve Idaho – The Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism 

Story published: 01/19/2018
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