Every kid deserves a Most Valuable Person in their lives, who stands by them no matter what and plays an important role in their decision making.
Our mission is to highlight members of our community who go above and beyond for youth of all ages. Whether someone is a teacher, coach, neighbor, store clerk, mentor, or anything in between, everyone has the ability to make a positive impact on the lives of young people. We strive to empower youth and honor those who do the same, by nominating and recognizing community members for being an MVP (Most Valuable Person) in someone’s life. Everyone has a hero, but our community has MVPs.
Do You Know an MVP?
An MVP is someone who…
Is Consistent & Constant
You Encounter in the Community
Is a Positive Impact
Is a Mentor
Is Non-Judgemental & Understanding
Take MVP Action
Providing a young person with a caring and accepting adult influence is critical in securing healthy identity development. The consistent presence of adults in a young person’s life is one of the best roles you can play, and it helps to ensure a seamless transition to adulthood. Click the link below to learn more ways you can be an MVP to the young people in your daily life.
Meet the MVPs!
Officer Dan Menard
The HWP4Y Coalition is proud to honor Officer Dan Menard as the first MVP! Dan has been the Student Resource Officer for the HWRSD for nearly 22 years and has impacted many lives throughout that time. Dan has been described by students and community members as caring, respectful, approachable, and reliable – to name a few. Dan goes above and beyond to keep students and the community safe and healthy, and his practical advice has stayed with students into their adult lives. Thank you SRO Dan Menard for all of your years of service and dedication to the community, students, and their families!
“SRO Dan is an active advocate for our youth.”
“Navigating life after high school can be tricky, and there are many times that his advice has stayed with me and continued to be helpful.”
“Dan may be the person with the most integrity I have ever met.”
“He has proven to be consistently kind, respectful, and compassionate.”
“Dan is truly one of the BEST!”