On Wednesday, February 12, 2014, the Florida Department of Children and Families hosted their seventh Black History Month Celebration at the R.A. Gray Building in downtown Tallahassee.
Celebrating the contributions and accomplishments of African-American adoptive and foster parents, partners, civic leaders and DCF employees, this year's event featured an honoree familiar to our local guardian ad litem community.
With his energetic personality and contagious smile, Omega Wynn is an individual for whom the Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program is grateful. He was recognized by interim Department of Children and Families Secretary Esther Jacobo at the Black History Month Celebration for his work as a community partner in concert with his employer Starbucks for whom he serves as district manager in our region.
Wynn's dedication to our program is exemplified by his years of contributions as a community supporter, Child Advocates II board member and, more recently, his certification as a guardian ad litem case volunteer in 2012.
"I was thrilled when I learned that our very own Omega Wynn would be honored at the Department of Children and Families Black History Month event," said Circuit Director Deborah Moore, who joined Wynn for the festivities. "Our program and community are so fortunate to have Omega's unwavering compassion and giving spirit."
This is but the latest accolade for Wynn. The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program statewide office recognized him as Community Supporter of the Year during their annual awards banquet in September 2013, while just earlier Child Advocates II named him Community Supporter of the Year at their annual appreciation day event in July 2013.
Those that know him appreciate well that Wynn makes his contributions not for awards or recognition, but to be able to make a real and positive difference in the lives of families and children in our community.
Thank you and congratulations to Omega Wynn!