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2018 Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Awards

The 2018 Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Conference will host the inaugural Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Awards. The Awards will honor outstanding professionals, programs, and youth and recognize honorees for their efforts and excellence in the afterschool and youth development field.

The inaugural event will celebrate honorees through presenting four awards:

    • Excellence Award – Recognizing outstanding afterschool or youth development programs
    • Trailblazer Award – Recognizing afterschool or youth development programs that are role models in the use of the ASYD Quality Standards
    • Leadership Award – Recognizing outstanding afterschool or youth development professionals
    • Rising Stars Award – Recognizing outstanding youth (ages 11 to 21) who have been active leaders in their afterschool or youth development programs

**Nominations for the 2018 Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Awards are no longer being accepted.**

Finalists will be selected by an independent panel of judges. All nominated programs and individuals will be notified of their status by May 1, 2018. Finalists will have until August 1, 2018 to complete the appropriate Award Application, which will include opportunities for submitting photos, videos, letters of support, evaluation data and additional information. Final winners and all honorees will be announced on September 28, 2018, the final day of the 2018 Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Conference in Columbus, GA.

EXCELLENCE AWARD

An outstanding afterschool or youth development program that meets the highest standards of quality in the field and demonstrates capacity to meet the needs of children, youth and families in their community may be nominated for this award.

Afterschool or youth development organizations, departments and individual program sites which have operated for at least two years are eligible for the Excellence Award. The program can be public, private, faith-based, based in a school, neighborhood location, community center, library, museum, institution of higher learning, or military base. Anyone, including program staff, may nominate a program.

 

TRAILBLAZER AWARD

An outstanding afterschool or youth development program that meets the highest standards of quality in the field and demonstrates an above and beyond approach to using the Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Quality Standards in all aspects of their program.

Afterschool or youth development organizations, departments and individual program sites which have operated for at least two years and have conducted at least one ASYD Quality Standards Self-Assessment are eligible for the Trailblazer Award. The program can be public, private, faith-based, based in a school, neighborhood location, community center, library, museum, institution of higher learning, or military base.

 

LEADERSHIP AWARD

An outstanding afterschool or youth development professional that demonstrates an understanding of the critical value of high-quality afterschool and youth development programs and exemplifies excellence in meeting the highest standards of quality and meeting the needs of children, youth and families in their community may be nominated for this award.

Afterschool and youth development professionals including executive directors, site directors, supervisors, coordinators and others who have at least five years of experience in the afterschool and youth development field are eligible for the Leadership Award. The individuals nominated should have contributed significantly to their program, their community and the field of afterschool and youth development.

 

RISING STARS AWARD

An outstanding afterschool or youth development program participant that exemplifies excellence in leadership and program and community engagement may be nominated for this award.

Youth ages 11 to 21 who have some connection as a program participant to a Georgia afterschool or youth development program are eligible for the Rising Stars Award. The individuals nominated should have contributed significantly to their program and their community and demonstrated positive leadership and decision making skills.