Weller Health Education Center’s 11th Annual Outstanding Friend To Kids Awards

4/22/2015 5:00:00 PM

For eleven years, the Weller Health Education Center’s Outstanding Friend to Kids Awards has recognized individuals and organizations who are making a powerful, positive impact on the lives of young people in our region.  The 2015 Honorees are: David M. Yanoshik, St. Luke’s Community Health Department and Leadership Lehigh Valley Education Team. Proceeds will support the Weller Center’s Stress and Resiliency and Adolescent Depression Awareness programs which will be presented to tens of thousands of school children in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  

Congratulations to our 2015 Honorees

David M. Yanoshik

Children's Advocate Award

David M. Yanoshik - Weller Center's OFTK 2015 HonoreeDavid Yanoshik is a dedicated volunteer and board member who unselfishly shares his time and talent with many organizations, including the Weller Center.  Motivated by a commitment to community David makes a powerful, positive impact on the lives of children and youth everywhere. As the perfect role-model, we celebrate his tireless efforts: "Thank you!"

St. Luke's Community Health Department

Health Partner Award

St. Luke's Community Health Department - Weller Center 2015 OFTK HonoreeThe Community Health Department of St. Luke’s University Hospital leads the way to a better quality of life. Critical programs for mental health, literacy, youth empowerment and character development, plus environmental and policy interventions, serve children's needs each day. St. Luke's increases health awareness, improves health status, provides access to health care throughout the community--while promoting healthy living--and offers youth the best in daily medical, dental and vision care!

Leadership Lehigh Valley Education Team

Education Award

Leadership Lehigh Valley Education Team - Weller Center's OFTK 2015 HonoreeLeadership Lehigh Valley, which has developed the next generation of community leaders for over 30 years, focused its 2014 Education Team initiative on social issues which derail children in middle schools from a hope of higher education--including stress, depression, prescription drug use, heroin addiction, cyberbullying and social media behaviors. Congratulations on your goal to bring awareness to these ubiquitous challenges, demonstrate the programs currently available, encourage volunteer leadership and establish a model of efforts needed to mitigate the issues!



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