Awards and recognition accepted by Will Green on behalf of Mentoring Positives:

  • The Jefferson Award, presented by Channel 27 WKOW, 2017
  • Membership on the M-List, presented by Madison Magazine, 2016
  • The “Grassroots Hero” President’s Award, presented by the Urban League of Greater Madison, 2015
  • The Citizen of the Year Award, presented by the Gamma Gamma Gamma chapter of the Omega Phi Fraternity, 2014
  • Outstanding Citizen’s Community Award, presented by the Wisconsin Council of Deliberation, 2013
  • The Madison Police Department’s Outstanding Support Award, 2012
  • One of Madison Magazine’s “People of the Year,” 2011
  • The Extra Mile Award, presented by The Rainbow Project, Inc., 2010
  • Dane County Youth Gang Prevention Task Force Certificate of Recognition, 2009
  • Friends of Joining Forces for Families Award, 2008

Press coverage:

Speaking their language: Will Green of Mentoring Positives is a role model for Madison kids by Bob Jacobson (The Isthmus)

East Madison program behind Off the Block salsa looks to sell pizza at Public Market by Lisa Speckhard Pasque (The Capital Times)

“Off the Block Pizza” Gives Darbo a New Identity by Nicholas Garton (Madison365)

Photos: PEOPLE Program Pizza Project prepares praiseworthy pies by Michelle Stocker (The Capital Times)

With all-veggie Off the Block frozen pizzas, teens take an Italian concept to the east side by Lindsay Christians (The Capital Times)

Basketball is life passion for new La Follette girls’ coach Will Green by David Dahmer (Madison365)

12 on Tuesday: Will Green by Henry Sanders (Madison365)


On Minority Leadership, Nonprofits, and Investing in Our Communities: A Conversation With Will Green by Jacklin Bolduan (The Madison Times)

Positive Neighborhood Influences by Jonathan Gramling (Capital City Hues)

Mentoring Positives 12th Annual Fundraiser Has Mom in Mind by David Dahmer (Madison365)

Three Madison residents go undercover as homeless men for a week by Jamie Degraff (The Badger Herald)

Mentors find positives in working with at-risk youths by Sandy Cullen (Wisconsin State Journal)

Undercover Homeless Project by Green Clock Films

Former Blugolds basketball player spreads awareness for “Mentoring Positives” by Nikki Junewicz & Bob Gallaher (WEAU 13 News)