Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY) has announced a new awards program that promotes the work of youth development professionals. The Champions for Youth Awards recognize youth workers who have made a significant impact in the lives of young people.
The Champions for Youth Awards are designed to specifically honor excellence and impact from youth workers – those who show a unique and authentic commitment to supporting young people of any age. Youth development professionals like these approach their work in a number of ways, but have one thing in common: they combine high expectations with high levels of support to help young people discover success.
Through a competitive process, MCCOY is awarding $300 to the winning Champion and $200 to her or his organization, and two $100 awards for second and third places. The community decides; online voting begins next fall, but nominations begin now.
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