Tuesday, July 16, 2013

ICS Teen of the Year, Jessica Greene

Junior YAC Chair, Jessica Greene was selected ICS volunteer of the year.  Jessica  received her award at the ICS annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet on July 26, 2013. 

The Infant Crisis Center recently named Casady School rising junior Jessica Green as the organization’s “Teen of the Year."

The award is given to a teen between the ages of 13-19 who has given a significant contribution of time and effort to Infant Crisis Services and its mission. Jessica has served in various capacities with ICS. She has volunteered in the Summer Teen Program for two years, rocking babies in the playroom and assisting with stocking formula and diapers.

“Jessica Green is such an amazing young lady. She leads by example,” said Beth Lykins, ICS Volunteer Programs Director.  “I am so proud of this young lady and her leadership. This is a young woman to watch. I expect to see great things from her.”

Jessica has also served on the Teen Board as treasurer and chair for the donations committee. She kept the donations on track and organized for the Teen Board of 36 members, who all had to secure at least six auction items each.  She is also a mentor to new members of the Teen Board, and she single handedly secured more than $8,000 in sponsorships and thousands of dollars in goods that were auctioned off at the Teen Associate Board charity auction and dinner, which yielded more than $75,000 this year and will ultimately feed and diaper needy babies in her community.


Infant Crisis Services Teen Volunteer Award:
Award Recipient: Jessica Greene  Speech by Beth Lykins, ICS, Director of Volunteer Programs
Jessica Green is such an amazing young lady. She has volunteered in the Summer Teen Program at infant Crisis Services for two years rocking babies in the playroom and assisting in the HUB stocking formula and diapers. She has also served two years on the Teen Board. She is a fearless leader and committed to Infant Crisis Services. She is unafraid of responsibility and took her job as the Treasurer and Chair for the donations committee  very seriously. She kept the donations from our teen board of 36 members, who all had to secure at least 6 auction items a piece, on track and organized. She especially made my job easier by her work ethic and commitment and follow through with her responsibilities on the Teen Board. Jessica also is a mentor to new members of the teen board so they feel connected when they are invited to join our board. She has single handedly secured more than $8,000 in sponsorships and thousands of dollars in goods to be auctioned off at the Teen Associate Board charity auction and dinner which yielded more than $75,000 this year that will ultimately feed and diaper needy babies in her community. She leads by example. I am so proud of this young lady and her leadership. This is a young woman to watch. I expect to see great things from her! Excellent Work Jessica!   


Casady Service-Learning and the Casady YAC are very proud of Jessica's leadership in service to needy OKC toddlers and infants .