The Youth Advocate Program recently honored Wes VanDyke at its â€œFriend of the Agencyâ€, during its â€œCommunity Dayâ€ celebration. Mr. VanDyke was chosen due to his unwavering support, dedication and commitment to the quality of service he provides the Agency.
As an agency we have many partners. Some of these partners are other agencies, and some of them are individuals within agencies, people who go above and beyond to make our jobs easier. About 5 years ago the Youth Advocate Program had the pleasure to meet Wes VanDyke. The man recognized what we were doing and recognized that in order for us to do it, we had to meet certain deadlines. Wes is our â€œmaintenance manâ€. He is our partner and our friend. Last winter the agency had a deadline. We needed offices and we needed a shed. In the dead of winter on the coldest possible days, Wes Was outside swinging a hammer and ensuring our deadlines were met.
This year the Youth Advocate Program has a new award it will give out year after year. That is our â€œfriend of the agencyâ€ award. Our first recipient of this yearâ€™s award, is presented to our partner, our friend, Wes Van Dyke.
He is a strong supporter of the local community and has a powerful message to caring for the children of the area. He is very proud of the leadership and staff of the Youth Advocate Program.