Lakewood Councilmember Claudia Thomas (left) and Andie Gernon (right) present Caught in the Act of Keeping Lakewood’s Promise award to Ellie Wilson.
Ellie Wilson has been a long time supporter of children and education. She was a teacher and substitute teacher before her current years as an incredibly talented and giving volunteer. In 1992, Ellie was one of the founding citizens to assist with the development of Lakewood’s Communities in Schools. She continues to write the Communities in School’s annual report and often assists with the quarterly newsletter. She has been their public relations chairman and served as a board chair for 4 years. She is frequently asked to chair the CIS Champions Breakfast. Ellie now chairs the Caring Adult Task force and has been doing so since the early days of Lakewood’s Promise. She practices her commitment to the caring adult promise. She has been a tutor and is now a mentor. Her volunteer leadership has also extended to chairing the Citizens Committee for Schools and has run prior school levy campaigns.
That is why Ellie Wilson initially nominated by Andie Gernon and now recognized by Lakewood’s Human Services Collaboration, is receiving the traveling Red Wagon, a symbol of Lakewood’s Promise of people pulling their weight to help the youth in Lakewood. She exemplifies our first promise by providing ongoing relationships with caring adults-parents, mentors, tutors and coaches.
Lakewood’s Promise mission is to mobilize people from every sector of life in Lakewood to build the character and competence of our youth by fulfilling these Promises:
- Caring Adults-Provide ongoing relationships with caring adults-parents, mentors, tutors and coaches
- Safe Places -Provide safe places with structured activities during non-school hours
- Healthy Start-Provide all the elements leading to good physical/mental health for a health future
- Marketable Skills-Provide marketable skills through effective education
- Opportunities to Serve-Provide youth with opportunities to serve in their community.
Lakewood’s Community Collaboration, made up of over 100 human service organizations, service clubs, businesses, individuals and public entities presents each month a ‚ÄúCaught in the Act-of Keeping Lakewood’s Promise‚Äù Award to an individual or organization that has quietly performed an outstanding deed for a family/child in the City of Lakewood.