Caring Adult in AfterschoolAn out-of-school time (OST) practitioner who provides support, care and guidance to youth; one who creates an environment where youth develop positive social and emotional skills needed to manage their emotions and establish positive and rewarding relationships with others
Afterschool ChampionA community volunteer not employed by an afterschool program, but who provides support and services; community service organizations, such as, but not limited to, Kiwanis, Rotary and faith-based entities , as well municipal entities including law enforcement, fire-rescue and local government
Exemplary Achievement by an Afterschool Frontline Staff Member A frontline staff member, i.e., instructor, group leader, activity leader, assistant or aide of an afterschool program, who demonstrates extraordinary dedication to positive youth development
Exceptional Achievement by an Afterschool DirectorAn afterschool director or any individual who supervises/oversees school-age programming and frontline staff, and who excels in fostering high quality within his/her program
Extraordinary Achievement by an Expanded Learning Opportunity (ELO) Instructor/ArtistAn ELO instructor who excels in providing high quality, challenging learning experiences in the areas of academics; health and wellness; arts and creativity; or positive youth development
Inspiring Leadership by a Middle School YouthA middle school youth (age 11-15) who attends an afterschool program and demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities. These qualities could include, but are not limited to, mentoring peers, motivating others and serving the community. He/she consistently strives to achieve personal visions and goals.