The Power of One Award
The Power of One takes many forms, coming to life throughout history and helping to shape our future. Today, one voice has the ability to change the future, just as it has changed thousands of people’s lives in the past. The goal of the Power of One Award is to show how one person’s actions can multiply exponentially to make a difference in the lives of many others.
We are pleased to announce that we have chosen Shelley Nizynski Reese as the recipient of our inaugural Power of One Award. Shelley has exemplified the Power of One through her humanitarian mission to provide opportunities to children in need. Through the establishment of two non-profit organizations, one in Ghana called the Midian Education Support and the other in the U. S. called A Better Life for Kids, deaf children who are often shunned in Ghanaian society now attend a school that teaches them proper sign language, and orphanages in Ghana receive food, medicine, and other essential supplies, as well as receive mentoring and tutoring. A school teacher, Shelley, has also galvanized the students at McCracken Middle School in Skokie, Illinois to reach beyond their community and help their fellow students in Ghana.
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