2019 Annual Dinner
"It's not what you've been through, it's how you get through."
Will is the founder of the non-profit, Starts Right Here. He is actively working in his community as a mentor, activist, motivational speaker, and using his voice to write and produce songs as a way to reach out to children. His passion is working with children to create unity and an understanding of "we need each other for us to move together." With his passion, he is a mentor with "The Porch" program where he teaches life skills and is getting children ready for adulthood. He is a mentor at 5 Des Moines Public Schools; Harding Middle School, King Elementary, Monroe Elementary, Scavo High School, and McCombs Middle School. At Scavo High School, WIll is involved in "X Class" where he is teaching music to the kids.
VIEW HIS VIDEO / "Starts Right Here."
Annual Award Nominations
Deadline - January 15
Celebrate the community spirit of East, North & South Des Moines by recognizing the outstanding contributions of its citizens and business leaders. We are accepting nominations for the following award categories to be given and celebrated at the Annual Award Dinner.
Business Of The Year
501(c) Of The Year
Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
Citizen Of The Year
Just download the following document, mail or email your nominations and join us on February 7th to see what the results are.
DOWNLOAD NOMINATION FORM