Door County Civility Project Receives 2017 Friends of Education Award

The Door County Civility Project, along with two individuals and two other organizations that are working to improve education and the lives of young people in Wisconsin schools and communities, received the 2017 Friends of Education award during the State of Education address on Sept. 21 in Madison.

“As we listened to the descriptions of other Friend of Education award recipients, we were humbled to be among that distinguished group of individuals and groups being recognized,” said Shirley Senarighi, a volunteer of the Door County Civility Project.

The Door County Civility Project is a volunteer initiative working since 2013 to strengthen the culture of civility within homes, neighborhoods, workplaces, churches, civic organizations, and government bodies in Door County.

“The willingness of those who volunteer to mentor our youth, develop their cultural roots, and give them solid foundations for becoming civic-minded adults means so much to our kids and the future of Wisconsin,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers in congratulating the 2017 Friends of Education. “These organizations and individuals make outstanding contributions to support children and young adults in our state.”

To learn more about the Door County Civility Project, visit

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