M-W CARES presents Taylor’s Message & Dylan’s Wings of Change

on March 15, 2019

Earlier this year, M-W CARES brought motivational speaker Rohan Murphy to share his inspirational story to district families. More is planned!  M-W CARES is excited to welcome the following M-W CARES Day speakers back to the district:

Tuesday, March 19: Taylor’s Message – Kathi SullivanTaylor's Message logo

Presentation to students during the school day


After a night of binge drinking and poor choices at a series of underage parties, Sullivan’s 17-year-old daughter Taylor wandered away alone in the woods and drowned in only two feet of water. She was found three days later. Passionate about reaching students’ hearts and minds, Sullivan simply shares what happened that night, how it could have been prevented and how Taylor’s death has affected her family, Taylor’s friends and the community. She will be sharing her story with M-W High School students during the school day.

Thursday, April 4: “Dylan’s Wings of Change Foundation” – “Wingman” – Ian HockleyDylan's Wings of Change logo

Family Free Evening Event – 7 p.m. @ M-W High School auditorium; Hockley will also be presenting to students during the school day

Dylan’s Wings of Change Foundation

Dylan’s Wings of Change is a foundation established to honor the memory of Dylan Hockley, who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.The foundation’s mission is to help children with autism and other related conditions achieve their full potential. Dylan’s father, Ian Hockley, will share a message of hope, inclusion and acceptance. Hockley will be sharing his story with M-W High School students during the school day and will then be presenting to families at a free event at 7 p.m in the high school auditorium.

Please contact John Kaste, principal of Monroe-Woodbury High School, if you have any questions related to M-W CARES.