Tim Krupski, senior pastor at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, was honored by Mayor Andy Cook, right, and the Westfield City Council on May 12. Krupski has served on the Westfield Youth Assistance Program board of directors since its inception in the fall of 2009.
Cook said the program identifies young kids, ages 3 to 17, that are at-risk and are headed for trouble but never touched the legal system. To date, the program has assisted more than 400 families in Westfield.
“It prevents youth from getting in trouble,” said Cook. “Westfield has the highest graduation rate in the big counties surrounding us and we have less kids entering the juvenile system this year in Hamilton County.”
Westfield was the pilot city and YAP has since spread to Noblesville and Fishers with plans to begin in Sheridan and Zionsville.
“It all started with the people of Westfield,” Cook said.