John Harmelink - Youth Program Manager
John has been EMCC's Youth Program Manager since 1992.
is responsible for developing and implementing youth programs, supervising a large youth staff, directing EMCC's Summer Day Camp and coordinating a wide variety of collaborative projects with community-based organization and schools in Madison.
John's impressive credentials include: being a Madison Metropolitan School District
teacher for the past 8 years (Homebound Program); a bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin; certified AODA prevention specialist; educator in the Madison Juvenile Detention program and Shelter Home; tutor for the Community Adolescent Program; after school program supervisor in Madison and Sheboygan, Wisconsin; ROAR supervisor (University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Medicine program for at-risk youth; and more.
has received numerous honors and recognition for program excellence, including HUD
, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
, Dane County Courts
and various prevention/intervention award recognition.
In October 2006, John
was selected as the only recipient of the Wisconsin State Journal's Youth Services Inc.
"Wohlman Award" for outstanding personal commitment to bettering the lives of children and youth in Madison.