Congratulations to the 2017 Excellence in Summer Service Education Award Winners!
Across our community this past summer, a special group of young people got a unique and exceptional experience in the world of work; they spent their summer working hard to make sure that thousands of children had safe places to go every day by serving as junior camp counselors and summer staff members at youth programs all around our city that are funded by the Summer Youth Program Fund (SYPF).
Through the Excellence in Summer Service Education Awards (ESSEA) organized by MCCOY, SYPF gifted a $1,000 educational stipend to 25 of these deserving youth workers. A group of seven committee members reviewed applications sent in by youth workers throughout central Indiana and selected award recipients. The 2017 recipients are made up of five high school students and 17 college students that represent 18 different youth programs.
2017 Excellence in Summer Service Education Award Recipients
Alyssa Huckaby, Indiana Writers Center
Carly Foreman, Arts for Lawrence
Caroline Kennedy, Horizons at St. Richards
Mya Terrell, St. Florian Center
Dalton Hartwick, Camptown
Gabby Caldwell, East 10th UMC
Alison Orihuela, Arts for Learning/ArtForce
Zoe Heard, Arts for Learning/ArtForce
Hollyn Lentz, Noble of Indiana
Allison Abel, Westminster Neighborhood Ministry
Brelon Davis, YMCA Avondale
Isabel Tintera, YMCA Laurelwood
Bria King, YMCA Deer Run
Kelly Kubischta, TeenWorks
Marcus Lewis Osborn, Felege Hiywot
Taysha Pulliams, Felege Hiywot
Terrance Trotter, Felege Hiywot
Madeline Anderson, STEM Connection
Kayla Bledsoe, Jameson Camp
Dariana Salinas, Latino Youth Collective
Nicoli Parisi, Freewheelin’ Community Bikes
Alexis Jones, Mission Indy
Sydney Wilkins, Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center
Marissa Flick, Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center
Raimon Harris, JSP Youth Roving Program
The Summer Youth Program Fund is a partnership of 10 area grant-making bodies. It seasonally funds local nonprofits that provide much-needed safe, engaging summer fun to thousands of Marion County youth, like recreation, camping, arts, academics, college and job readiness, and cultural enrichment. For more information, visit www.summerprogramfund-indy.org.