Since 2011, The MENTOR Network has chosen a Network Nightingale—someone who receives support from The Network and has a passion for singing. We ask them to help honor our Ripple of Hope award recipients with a live vocal performance at the award ceremony. This year’s ceremony was held in Boston, Massachusetts on November 5, 2019.
Meet Last Year’s Nightingale, Charlie Wilson
The 2018 Network Nightingale was Charlie Wilson, who receives support through the Indiana MENTOR Host Home program. Charlie has been passionate about music since the age of 10. In addition to vocals, he plays guitar and piano and hopes to learn the ukulele. Charlie is a member of his high school’s competitive show choir and has performed at local festivals and at events for Special Olympics, which he joined in 2009 at the age of 12. A competitor in swimming, basketball, bowling, track and field, snowboarding, softball and flag football, Charlie took home two gold medals in swimming at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle in 2018.