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WYMAN IN THE NEWS

Charity Awards Finalist: Wyman Center (Ladue News) As a finalist for the Ladue News Charity of the Year Awards, the Ladue News highlights the transformation from “Camp Wyman” to nationally reaching youth development organization. June 6, 2013.

Beyond Summer Camp (Higher Education Channel TV, HEC-TV) The latest episode of Behind the Minds showcases Wyman’s Teen Leadership Program and touches on our intentional transformation to ensure long-term impact in teens’ lives. May 2013.

Lessons in Going to Scale: Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program® (Social Impact Exchange) Wyman’s Senior VP of the National Network, Joe Miller, explores what it looks like to adapt Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program® to reach teens in foster care and juvenile justice settings. May 14, 2013

Alignment Paves Way for Impactful Collaboration (Incarnate Word Foundation, River City Perspectives Blog) Wyman President Dave Hilliard makes a case for policies and a collective community approach in which we come together, across sectors, silos and systems, to align effective supports that help young people and, ultimately our community, to succeed. May 13, 2013

Plan addresses socioeconomic challenges in Normandy district (St. Louis Post Dispatch, Letters to the Editor) Wyman President Dave Hilliard stresses the importance of solution-oriented conversations and applauds Beyond Housing for their leadership in pursuing solutions in the Normandy School District. May 11, 2013

Brittany Woods: What’s Right with the Region The 16th annual What’s Right with the Region! awards recognize outstanding individual leadership and community success stories. One of those success stories is the Brittany Woods Community School Initiative, including Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program. March 12, 2013

Teen Task Force Voices Violence Concerns Local teens, including many in Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program, spoke out on youth violence over the weekend. Adults listened as the St. Louis Regional Youth Violence Prevention Task Force convened. February 2, 2013

Long-term success depends on continued investment in education (St. Louis Post Dispatch, Letters to the Editor) Wyman President Dave Hilliard emphasizes that a promising start through early childhood education is necessary, however, continued investment through elementary and teenage years is required for long-term success. January 26, 2013

Editorial: Taking the guesswork out of charitable giving (St. Louis Post Dispatch) Three local charities have been recognized as good bets for your contribution dollars because they are nonprofits that have demonstrated results and the potential to continue to reach more people with the work they do. January 2, 2013

High expectations for our youth can help fight crime (St. Louis Post Dispatch, Letters to the Editor) Wyman President Dave Hilliard combats the notion that “martial law” is needed to fight crime in St. Louis, but rather we need a sustained, collective community approach of stability, opportunities and better alternatives to equip young people for success. December 7, 2012

Going Beyond with Chris Krehmeyer: Interview with Dave Hilliard (Hallelujah AM 1600) October 24, 2012

Making the Grade: Academic Nonprofits (Ladue News) Local nonprofits are giving underserved St. Louis students a leg up on the college competition. October 4, 2012

Wyman’s Teen Leadership Program offers priceless opportunity (KSDK) In what seems like the middle of nowhere, you can hear friendships being made. “This is like my second family here I love it, I don’t know what I would do without it really,” said Marquee’ Banderet, a 15-year-old. Listen even more closely and you’ll hear teens becoming responsible young adults. August 14, 2012

Teen Town Hall at Wyman Center (Nine Network) Teens discuss issues that can lead to dropping out of high school. American Graduate is a public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities across America find solutions to address the dropout crisis. July 25, 2012

New Hall at Eureka’s Wyman Center to be Dedicated (Eureka Wildwood Patch) The life and the work of the late S. Lee King will be honored July 24 at the Wyman Center in Eureka when a new teen leadership hall opens. July 21, 2012

Dave Hilliard on City Corner (STL TV) Sarah Thompson interviews Wyman President/CEO Dave Hilliard and talks about Wyman’s history in St. Louis and the work today with teens in St. Louis and across the country. July 14, 2012

Wyman Center helps at-risk teens beat the odds (The St. Louis Beacon) Wyman Center teaches teens skills necessary to succeed and become leaders. Serving 1,500 teens in St. Louis and 20,000 across the country, its programs have changed many lives. After 40 years, the organization’s CEO Dave Hilliard reflects on how the programs have changed and shares his hopes for the future. July 5, 2012

Brittany Woods Students Aim to Change Perception of Teens in the Loop (University City Patch) Students in Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program (TOP) at Brittany Woods Middle School took their latest community service project to the streets of the Loop Thursday to help change the public perception of teens in the Delmar Loop. May 17, 2012

Teens Graduate from Wyman Center (KSDK) On Friday night a group of teens graduated from the Wyman Teen Leadership Program. “No matter what we want to do we can accomplish it,” said Jarrid Snyder, one of 63 Wyman Center graduates. He shared these words of wisdom after learning this life lesson first hand. April 20, 2012

Critical support for teens produces healthier citizens (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Letters to the Editor) – Wyman President Dave Hilliard writes about how, as a community, we can produce not just graduates, but healthy, productive and contributing citizens. March 26, 2012

13-Year-Old Starts Tech Business (Hazelwood School District) Wyman teen Jaylen Bledsoe started his own tech company, Bledsoe Technologies, at the age of 13! Catch him on Fox 2 News. March 19, 2012

Wyman Center president has helped expand Eureka nonprofit (St. Louis Post Dispatch) – Dave Hilliard, 63, president and CEO of the Wyman Center in Eureka, a not-for-profit youth development organization aimed at preparing young people from poor families to lead successful lives and build strong communities. March 18, 2012