Superintendent, Dr. Michael Tefs, was recently awarded the 2019 Community Service Award for his advocacy efforts during the Wooster Boys & Girls Club’s (BGC) annual Youth of the Year Dinner and Auction. The event took place on Saturday, April 13, at the Shisler Conference Center in Wooster.
The Community Service Award is awarded to a strong advocate of the Boys & Girls Club of Wooster—one who has clearly advanced the BGC’s mission to enable all young people, especially those who are in most need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
“I was honored beyond words to receive this award,” said Tefs. “We are so incredibly proud of the Boys & Girls Club and the impact they have on our students. It is such a pleasure to support their efforts.”
At the Youth of the Year Dinner and Auction, the BGC of Wooster recognizes the achievements of five outstanding club members and/or partners. The silent and live auction portion of the event is the organization’s main fundraiser for the year.
“Wooster City School District has allowed us to work collaboratively beside them instead of in our own separate silos,” said Christine Lindeman, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Wooster. “Due to their willingness to partner, the resources we can provide the kids we serve are dramatically increased. I hope this effective, collaborative relationship with Wooster City Schools continues to thrive, as it has clearly increased our capacity to serve the kids of Wooster.”
“Our community partnerships, like the one we have with the Boys & Girls Club, are truly significant,” said Tefs. “Educating our students today is a wholistic effort. As we strive to support our students academically, socially, emotionally and clinically, we find that we are more efficient and effective when the entire community is engaged in the process. Wooster is an amazing community and remarkably supportive of their schools, youth and their families.”