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Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Awards

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

The 2019 Georgia ASYD Award Finalists will be selected by an independent panel of judges. The top finalists from each award category will be notified of their status by September 23, 2019, and all honorees and award recipients will be announced at the Georgia ASYD Awards Ceremony (details below).

ASYD Awards Ceremony

October 19, 2019
9 am – 1 pm
John H. Harland Boys & Girls Club (434 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310)

The celebration of the 2019 Georgia ASYD Awards will kick off with free social-emotional development workshops for youth and adults from 9 am – 12 pm and will be followed by the 2019 ASYD Awards lunch from 12 pm – 1 pm. Registration is required. 

Event Agenda

9:00 – 9:15 am            Check In
9:15 – 9:45 am            Kick Off
9:45 – 11:45 am          Workshops*
12:00 – 1:00 pm          Lunch

 
*Workshop Descriptions:
Adults: How to be an Askable Adult
Highly interactive session facilitated by GCAPP will focus on how to step in front of media influences and begin having crucial conversations with the young people in your life. 
Youth (8-12): Building A Better Community
Highly interactive sessions facilitated by high-quality Boys and Girls Clubs staff will focus on elements of teamwork, perseverance, self-control and self-awareness. 
Youth (13-18): Seven Essentials: What Every Teen Needs for Success in Life
Highly interactive sessions facilitated by GUIDE, Inc. will focus on collaboration, problem solving, empathy, and goal setting.

 

By submitting an application, participating organizations and individuals grant the Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Initiative permission to use any of the submitted application materials, not protected by copyright, in advertisements or promotions, which may include internet/social media announcements of the 2019 Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Awards, as well as print materials distributed at or in promotion of the event.

Nominations were accepted through August 23, 2019, for five awards:

    • Excellence Award – Recognizing outstanding afterschool or youth development programs
    • 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
    • Service Learning Award – Recognizing outstanding afterschool or youth development programs that demonstrate excellence in completing an impactful service learning activity

See below for our 2019 finalists!

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.

Congratulations to our 2019 Excellence Award Finalists:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
  • Positive Direction Youth Centers
  • STARBASE ROBBINS

 

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.

Congratulations to our 2019 Leadership Award Finalists:

  • Chris Brodnan (Horizons Atlanta)
  • J. Lamont Harris (Metro Atlanta YMCA)
  • Cho Htun (Center for Pan Asian Community Services)

 

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.

Congratulations to our 2019 Rising Stars Award Finalists:

  • Matthew Brown (Kennesaw Teen Advisory Council)
  • Destiny Harrison (Georgia Teen Institute)
  • Rosalie Vendrell (Boys and Girls Clubs of Valdosta)
  • Jamir Wright (High Achievers Program)

 

SERVICE LEARNING AWARD

An outstanding afterschool or youth development program that demonstrates excellence in completing an impactful service learning activity. The afterschool and youth development program applying for this award exemplifies excellence in citizen and community engagement.

Afterschool or youth development organizations, departments and individual program sites who have completed a service learning project within the last twelve months are eligible for the Service Learning Award. This program can be public, private, faith-based, school-based, neighborhood location, community center, library, museum, institution of higher learning or military based.

Congratulations to our 2019 Service Learning Award Finalists:

  • ABC Montessori
  • Favor House
  • Next Level Community Development Program