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Regional Partners

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Round Three

Jessica Andrews-Wilson

Resilient Gwinnett

Supporting: Gwinnett

Jessica Andrews-Wilson is executive director of GUIDE, Inc, a  youth development and substance abuse prevention organization. She has volunteered and worked in various capacities with community mobilization, youth development and substance abuse prevention since beginning her work at the Georgia Teen Institute (GTI) in 1993 as a representative from Brookwood High School. She moved up through the organizations, and during her more than two decades at GUIDE, she has secured and maintained crucial partnerships including those with the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, various Family Connection collaboratives and a number of small prevention and youth development agencies She was also instrumental in the partnership that created the Georgia Afterschool and Youth Development Conference and directed the ASYD Conferences in 2013 and 2014. The partnerships she has fostered have led to more than 75 workshops, trainings and events being conducted by GUIDE annually.
Andrews-Wilson is an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist through the Prevention Credentialing Consortium of Georgia, serves on the board of directors and regularly trains others in the Core Courses required by the organization. In 2012, she received the Ray Avant Excellence in Prevention Award from the Georgia Office of Prevention Services and Programs for her contributions to the field. Andrews-Wilson earned a Master of Science in organizational development and leadership from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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