Alabama Public Television Young Heroes of 2001

Melanda Jones

Arley, Alabama
Meek High School

Melanda's home environment for herself and her younger brothers included inadequate nutrition, neglect, and fights. She volunteered for public service by taking a strong stand for her own independence, working with the Winston County Police Department to end a drug ring, and using her courageous persistence to remove her three younger brothers from a dangerous home and give them peace in a healthy environment. Melanda continued to excel academically despite the potentially damaging effects of her home environment. Melanda is her own legal guardian.

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The Young Heroes Program is made possible through the support of:

Rosa Parks Museum
Blue Cross Blue Shiled of Alabama
Signs Now
Landers McLarty Chevolet
Medical Property Trust
Precision Graphics

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