At its June meeting, the Ramsey County Youth Council presented YouthLEAD trainer John Landy with the “Vern Vick Memorial Award”.
The award is presented to individuals who contribute to the support and empowerment of Ramsey County’s youth through personal, academic or career development.
Jan West, Sr. Program Manager of HIRED’s YouthLEAD services, noted “John is a retired St. Paul teacher that has dedicated his life to helping youth advance in their learning, and he has the patience, gentleness and passion to see our youth get on track with their education and succeed. He is authentic and has a gift in reaching some our toughest, most discouraged and basic skills-deficient youth. He has helped countless Building Lives and YouthLEAD participants obtain their GED, improve their grades and build their self confidence.”
John was presented with a plaque of achievement by the Youth Council, and his name was added to a plaque displayed at the Workforce Solutions office in Ramsey County. HIRED’s YouthLEAD services are made possible through a grant from Ramsey County Workforce Solutions.