Category Archives: Community Service

Judy Tessier- Awesome Advocate

When asked to describe teacher Judy Tessier, Nick hikes his arm up to his speech device and begins typing words like:  “Funny, like, teacher, funny, makes laugh, fun.”  This is how Nick begins to formulate his raw thoughts as he reflects upon his time working with Judy.

Nick has been so fortunate to meet and watch this dynamic community educator in action.  Loveland’s young children are extremely fortunate to have Judy and her cohorts as public educators here.

Judy has worked the last two years at the Monroe Early Childhood center.  Judy’s work with children includes teaching both Gifted & Talented groups, as well as Special Education classes.

A 30-year veteran educator (BA-Art Education), Judy taught in Massachusetts until a couple of years ago, and is the person responsible for all of Nick’s crazy costume moments during her literacy events with the Center over the last couple of years!

Judy has been married 31 years, has two grown children and one grandchild, and has lived the last 10 years in Colorado.

What a creative, fun, funny and Awesome Advocate for all children in Colorado!


Judy Tessier making Nick laugh at a Literacy event

Project One Provides More Than Just Home Repair

Saturday, May 6th, was an eventful day at the office of Awesome in Action! Not only was Project One, a community service offering free home repair through Crossroads Church, fixing up screens and steps, but also, a whole team of kids was helping to review and reflect on Nick’s newest book!

Awesome in Action could not have asked for a more thorough and friendly group of children, aged 9 mos to 14 yrs.




Jolee, 14 yrs, holds youngest critic, Kellan, 9 mos as they read through Nick’s 2nd book!















The kids all read through the book, answered questions about the story line, and voted on a title choice for the new adventure.


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Ellory, 11, came up with a fabulous impression of an ostrich that all the kids had to try!

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Parker, 7 yrs, laughed at a funny Ostrich story that Nick’s mom told!




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Kira, 12, balanced her contributions to the house with a book review!






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Lexi, 8, sat with Nick and read Helping in Action!


























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Jase, 9, was happy to be helping with Project One, and Nick’s new book!

















After reading, the kids sat with Nick’s mom, Susan, and heard stories about real African animals!

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Oh no, Parker, Ostrich Fail!

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Ostrich impersonators




Cutting new steps








While the kids were busy impersonated ostriches, the adults worked hard to finish their projects!








Nick is happy to have a fixed up place, and more importantly,

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To have met some great new friends!! Nick Ellory, Parker

Thank you, Project One, volunteers, for the generous donation of your time and labor! Awesome in Action celebrates you for your dedication and community service!