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Dr. Dan Keilman honored by United Way with Success By 6 Service to Children Award

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Dr. Daniel Keilman, of Chesterton, was honored with the 2012-2013 United Way Success By 6 Service to Children award at the recent 2013 United Way of Porter County Campaign Celebration.

Dr. Keilman has been a lifelong educator and advocate for children and families, as well as a mentor who has served as a teacher, counselor, principal, and college professor in the Northwest Indiana education system.

Most notably he served as principal in the Duneland School Corporation. It was during this time that he learned of a dynamic program geared toward teaching child development practices to families, Parents as Teachers. The program helps parents understand, identify, assist and promote age appropriate development in their children.

Dr. Keilman became certified in this subject and returned to Chesterton to develop the first Parents as Teachers program in Northwest Indiana. Today this is the longest running Parents as Teachers program in the state and spans 25 years.

The Parents as Teachers of Porter County program is funded in part by the United Way Success By 6 Initiative.

Dr. Keilman has been tireless in serving the Northwest Indiana community and, although retired, holds memberships in several civic organizations including the Chesterton-Porter Rotary, Duneland Family YMCA, Duneland Exchange Club, Kiwanis, Duneland Education Foundation and the board of the Duneland Resale Shop. He is also a Steering Committee Member for the Success By 6 program and remains active as an adjunct professor at Indiana University Northwest.

United Way of Porter County improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of the Porter County community through financial and volunteer resource development. United Way invests in three core strategies: education, financial stability, and health. The agency helps over 60,000 Porter County residents each year to build better lives.


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Posted 5/24/2013