The YALSA Legislative Committee is pleased to announce YALSA’s February Advocate of the Month: Wick Thomas. Here is his personal advocacy story:
Wick has been part of the Teen Services family at Kansas City Public Library for over three years.’ He brings to the table enthusiasm for teen-centered programs and a strong advocacy background ensuring that the teens of Kansas City have equal assess and a voice in the’ programs, polices, and services available to teens at the’ public library’ and the greaterKansas Citycommunity.’
‘ In addition to his work in the library, Wick is a founding member of the Empowering Queer Activists and Leaders’ (EQUAL)YouthCenter; a youth led non-profit organization that serves as a resource for queer and straight ally youth.’ It has been Wick’s life work to continue to advocate for the rights of others. Wick’s passion for social justice’ and experience working with teens makes Wick an and amazing advocate for teens of the Kansas City metro and a great example for YALSA’s Advocate of the Month. Congratulations to Wick!
If you know someone who deserves recognition for their advocacy work with teens and libraries, please consider nominating them for YALSA’s Advocate of the Month at: http://yalsa.ala.org/forms/advocate.php