Clay Smalley, a teacher/counselor at the Warren County Day Treatment Program administered by Warren County Public Schools, received one of the top awards at the Bowling Green/Warren County NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Freedom Fund Gala held November 2. Smalley took home the Humanitarian Award in recognition of his work with youth.
Smalley has spent his career working with at-risk youth and with physically and mentally challenged individuals in Warren County. He has worked at Panorama Intermediate Care Facility, Rivendell, the WCPS Middle School Learning Center, Bellewood Boys' Home, and now Day Treatment, which offers community-based treatment and education for court-adjudicated youth.
A native of Springfield, Smalley graduated from Washington County High School and earned his degrees at Western Kentucky University. He is pictured with WKU women's basketball head coach Michelle Clark-Heard, the keynote speaker for the NAACP event.