“Early Learning Trails encourage active movement, promote academic readiness, and foster social, cognitive and kinesthetic skills, all in a playful and safe space,” said Bobbi Selvik, UWLC Community Engagement Manager. “We are grateful to Medline and Medline employees for helping us to add these features at two additional Waukegan locations, and for the company’s ongoing support of UWLC.”
The ELTs are part of UWLC’s broader child and youth education program, supported by an annual Medline donation. The Medline Service Corps – a group of volunteers who bring their unique skills and hands-on experience to the people and communities most in need – also supports Leaders United, a UWLC youth mentoring and college-readiness program.
The UWLC is one of 15 Medline nonprofit partners in Lake County. The company has operated for more than 50 years in Lake County and has six facilities, including manufacturing and distribution centers and a national sales center. The company employs more than 3,000 in Lake County and provides an annual economic impact of more than $1.3 billion.
“Medline has deep roots in Lake County,” said Evelyn Miller, ESG manager at Medline. “We are proud to call this region home, and proud to support UWLC in its broad efforts to assist local children and families.”
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