To say that community service is a family value for Devin Oakes and his family would be an understatement.
At a family reunion recently, about 60 members of Oakes’ extended clan gathered at an elementary school in northern Arizona and built planter boxes for a community garden. As he grew up, outings with his parents often involved helping others.
In that respect, it’s not surprising that Oakes enrolled at ASU this fall as a major in nonprofit leadership and management. What’s unusual is the route he took to get here.