Envision Community Outreach Manager Receives Important Humanitarian Award

Envision Community Outreach Manager Receives Important Humanitarian Award

By Beth Walker • Aug 29, 2023
Courtney in a black dress holding her award and smiling brightly.

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Congratulations are in order for our Community Outreach Manager Courtney Wages, 2023 Miss Kansas! Courtney won the “Light the Way Youth” Award at the 73rd annual Humankind Ministries Humanitarian Awards Benefit in Wichita, Kansas. For 73 years this awards benefit has celebrated heroes doing important work to make a difference in the Wichita region. The Light the Way Youth Award showcases Courtney’s dedication to serving people who are blind or visually impaired in the Wichita community.

“My goal is to encourage people who have vision loss that no matter the setbacks, trials or tribulations, they can overcome with bravery, confidence, and asking for help. There are so many resources and opportunities people can tap into to make their vision impairment their superpower, and my goal is to bring awareness of these resources to people who may not even know they are available,” said Wages.  

“I am so humbled to have been recognized for my work advocating for people who are blind or visually impaired. I am thankful to HumanKind Ministries for this incredible honor. It’s one I will forever cherish. The work HumanKind is doing to serve our houseless neighbors is timely and important and I am so proud to have been a volunteer in the past and to experience the impact of the work they do. To my family, friends and loved ones, I am forever thankful for your love towards me. Thank you for cheering me on and showing up to support me. It meant the world having you in the room.”