Charles Clark

LifeChanger of the Year Grand Prize Winner 2012-2013!

Position: Custodian

School: Trinity High School

School District: Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District

City, State: Euless, TX

About the LifeChanger Grand Prize Winner: Mr. Clark is a mentor to countless kids in need of a father figure at Trinity HS. He took the position as custodian thinking he would keep at it until he could find something better, but 24 years later, he still hasn't found it.

When he sees someone who is struggling and needs help, he reaches out and gives them the support and encouragement they need, even taking some of the kids in and fostering them himself. He tells them to make good decisions and not let anyone else define who they are. He holds the students to very high standards and shows them that he genuinely cares, and is not there just for a paycheck. As a result, the students don't want to disappoint him, work hard and eventually succeed.

Find out more about him on CBS 11'sTexans with Character Segment 1 and Segment 2, or in the short video clip below supporting his nomination.

It all began in February 2013 when we surprised Mr. Clark at his school to announce that he was a 2012-2013 LifeChanger of the Year Top 3 Finalist: read about the announcement at HEB ISD website.

Mr. Clark was then announced as the winner of the $10,000 cash award, $5,000 of which was donated to Trinity High School, at an awards ceremony on March 8th, 2013, in Key Biscayne, Florida. His win was featured on The Washington Post, WFAA and KRLD.

Cabot Community Celebrity Cruise

As the LifeChanger of the Year Grand Prize Winner 2012-2013, Mr. Clark was invited to join the Cabot Community Celebrity Cruisein January 2014. Click through to learn more about Mr. Clark and how the farmer-owners of Cabot are applauding him and other Community Celebrities who are making a difference in our communities!