"I couldn't quit now if I tried."
2019 Spirit Award Winner: Jack Schlesinger
United Way of Porter County once again partnered with The Times of Northwest Indiana to present the 2019 Spirit Awards. The Awards celebrate passionate, courageous volunteers who are dedicated to serving their communities and exhibiting what it means to Live United.
Jack Schlesinger volunteers as a writing and gym teacher at the Lake County Juvenile Detention Complex. Under his leadership, residents keep journals, read and play logic games to keep their minds occupied and help them process the difficulties in their lives.
Read more about Jack's work.