Besides being a hard worker with high marks for integrity, compassion and friendship, Eddie is an advocate, spreading the word that prevention works, education and trainings for youth work and collaborating with our youth works!
Eddie Hillard took an active role as president of the YAK club this past year and lead the youth club to successfully installing the Safe Room at Ilwaco High School and with it, a new school policy that tracks the rooms use and makes referrals to the school counselor when students are struggling regularly.
Eddie has given multiple presentations on the Safe room as well as Vaping and e-cigarettes and he has participated in trainings such as Youth Mental Health First Aid and Sources of Strength.
Eddie was one of the students to attend the CADCA Conference this past July and came back excited about the new school year and the good work he and the YAK students will do at IHS!
He was also instrumental with putting on the first YAK & Sources of Strength Color Run at Ilwaco High School.
In an email you suggested you were undeserving compared to other nominees, but that humble nature you possess is why it is so easy for us to honor you! We thank you for all your hard work as a member of WellSpring Community Network and our Youth Action Club!