2020 Afterschool Champion Award

Nominate your Afterschool Champion now!

Champions should demonstrate outstanding work in developing, supporting and promoting meaningful high quality afterschool/out-of-school time programs to benefit children, youth and families across Pennsylvania. Winners will be recognized during the PSAYDN Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Hilton, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

 

Awards

There will be up to 13 awards given across four categories.

 

Individual

Outstanding Policy and Advocacy Award
Up to two awards will be given in this category.

Criteria: setting actionable advocacy goals, strong policymaker relationships, and educating families and communities about quality afterschool.

Outstanding Sustainability Award
Up to two awards will be given in this category.

Criteria: developing intentional partnerships (i.e. business, higher ed., STEM), fundraising/resource development, professional development, policy and procedures-continuity of services.

Outstanding Quality Award
Up to two awards will be given in this category.

Criteria: structure and management, positive connections, safety and health, obesity, safety, activities, life skills, core activities.

 

Organization

Up to two awards will be given in this category.

Criteria: demonstrate dedication and inspiration for the out-of-school time community and help children and youth succeed.

Other criteria to be considered: policy and advocacy, sustainability, quality (structure and management, positive connections, safety and health [obesity, safety], activities [life skills, core activities]), as well as PSAYDN’s Statement of Quality in Afterschool and Vision Statement’s three goals.

 

Policymaker

Up to two awards will be given in this category

Criteria: familiarity with afterschool/OST/summer learning programs, support through funding, resource help, and community connections.

 

Youth

Up to three awards will be given in this category.

Criteria: leadership within a program, mentorship abilities, consistent participation, champion for youth (i.e. resilience, strong peer relationships)

 

Deadline: Friday, January 10, 2020

Nominate Your Champion

PSAYDN at Center for Schools and Communities
275 Grandview Avenue, Suite 200 | Camp Hill, Pa 17011 | (717) 763-1661
 
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