Knies named finalist for dedication to youth

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Joan Knies of Jasper has been named one of eight finalists for the D. Susan Wisely Indiana Youth Worker of the Year by the Indiana Youth Institute. 

Finalists were selected based on their ongoing dedication and commitment to serve Indiana youth.  A winner will be announced at the annual Kids Count Conference in Indianapolis on Tuesday. Knies works at Crisis Connection.

The D. Susan Wisely Youth Worker of the Year award honors one exceptional youth worker’s service and commitment to help improve the futures of Hoosier children. The award is named for the retired director of evaluation at Lilly Endowment Inc. who oversaw the development of numerous youth service-related programs.

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