Program Awards

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 26 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 2019 recipients are made up of nine high school students and 17 college students that represent 23 different youth programs.


Look for applications in August!