Our mission is to celebrate and nurture youth leaders by helping them develop a deep sense of self and responsibility for improving their communities.


Serving the community during the 2022-23 program year

service hours to date in the 2022-23 program year
community partners to date in the 2022-23 program year


During the 2021-22 program year, the JWLA volunteered 876 hours and partnered with the following community organizations:



2022 Marcia Wynn Award Recipients

The Justin Wynn Fund Board of Directors presented the Marcia Wynn Award to the Max Shure and Tracey Denlow.   Max and Tracey have been dedicated supporters of the Justin Wynn Fund for many years.   Max and Tracey were honored at the Parent/Board Gathering held on Sept. 12, 2022.
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2022 Catherine McKnight Scholarship Recipients

The Wynn family awarded the 2022 Catherine McKnight Scholarships to ETHS seniors Taryn Robinson and Timothy Russell.  ETHS honored Taryn and Timothy at the virtual ETHS Senior Scholarship Night held on May 11, 2022.

Taryn plans to attend Duke University and major in Psychology with a minor in Dance.  Timothy will attend Northwestern University and study Mechanical Engineering.

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Taryn and Timothy!

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2021 Marcia Wynn Award recipients

We honored Wynner parents, Carmen Wallace and Megan McDermott at 2021 Parent Board Gathering on September 27.  Wynners Maya Wallace and Logan McDermott presented their mothers with the 2021 Marcia Wynn Award.

The Marcia Wynn Award honors parents who have been consistent supporters of the Justin Wynn Fund and the JWLA.

Congratulations Carmen and Megan!



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The 2021 Catherine McKnight Scholarship recipients

The Wynn family selected ETHS graduates Abigail Roman and Alex Johnson to receive the 2021 Catherine McKnight scholarship.  ETHS honored Abigail and Alex at the virtual ETHS Senior Scholarship Night held on May 12, 2021.

Abigail plans to attend Tulane University.  Alex will attend Georgetown University.

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Abigail and Alex!

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2020 Marcia Wynn Award recipients honored

Kendra Morrill and Tom O’Hare received the 2020 Marcia Wynn Award at our Parent/Board Gathering on September 29.

The Marcia Wynn Award honors parents who have been dedicated volunteers and supporters of the Justin Wynn Leadership Academy.  The Justin Wynn Fund created this award in memory of Justin’s mother, Marcia.

Thank you Kendra and Tom!

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2020 JWLA Leadership Camp

The pandemic couldn’t stop us from having a great 2020 JWLA Leadership Camp on August 8 and August 9.  We held camp at the Evanston Lighthouse Beach Shelter.  We had two different groups of Wynners each day; close to 70 Wynners in all.  The Wynners safely participated in team building activities and had discussions about being a leader and the needs of our community.  They also had fun doing yoga, playing games and doing tie dye.  It was great way to start off the 2020-21 program year!


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