Awards

Congratulations to our award winners!

The Network For Youth Success Quality Leadership Award

This award spotlights leadership by an afterschool, summer, or expanded learning site leader, director, supervisor, or coordinator. The winner of this award:

  • Has five or more years of experience in administering/directing afterschool, summer, or expanded learning programs; or education and non-profit administrators that advocate on behalf of their afterschool programs.
  • Understands the critical value of quality afterschool, summer, or expanded learning programs in the developmental needs of youth.
  • Has made significant contributions to the afterschool, summer, or expanded learning field. This could entail being actively engaged with a youth development organization, providing training in the field, or advocating for the afterschool movement and profession.

The Network For Youth Success Exemplary Award of Professionalism

This award spotlights professional excellence by a staff member in the afterschool, summer, or expanded learning professions. The winner of this award:

  • Has worked directly with youth for at least 2 years of their career.
  • Currently works a minimum of 15 hours a week in an afterschool, summer, or expanded learning program.
  • Has an inclusive understanding of the developmental needs of children, youth, and families.
  • Is committed to professional growth.

The Network For Youth Success Program Award of Excellence and Innovation

This award spotlights an organization, department, or program that is accredited to standards of excellence through the Network for Youth Success. The winner of this award:

  • Has operated for at least two years.
  • Can be public, private, or faith-based afterschool, summer, or expanded learning program.
  • Meets the highest standards of quality in the field.
  • Implements programming with enriching activities that promote higher learning.
  • Incorporates collective strategies between family and the community to meet afterschool needs of the attendees.

The Network For Youth Success Champion Award

This award spotlights the efforts of Legislative members and their staff to improve quality programming for youth and advocate for the benefits of afterschool programming. The winner of this award:

  • Supports high-quality afterschool, summer, or expanded learning and development opportunities that support youth success in school, college, work, and life.
  • Advocates on behalf of children and families at the state or national level.
  • Collaborates to meet a statewide system of high-quality afterschool, summer, and other expanded learning opportunities for youth.

The Network For Youth Success Regional Network Leader Award

This award spotlights one Regional Network for their work in the afterschool, summer, and expanded learning field. Nominees for this award should:

  • Be an outstanding network who works to improve the lives of youth through capacity building, professional development, advocacy work, and partnership development.
  • Regional Networks eligible for this award are established Regional Networks of the NYS Network for Youth Success.

2021 Award Winners

The Network For Youth Success Quality Leadership Award

  • Joshua LoGiudice (CDYMCA Guilderland)
  • Marisol DeLaRosa (New York Edge)
  • Thanh Bui (Grand Street Settlement)

The Network For Youth Success Exemplary Award of Professionalism

  • Matthew Gonzalez (DREAM)
  • Judith Ho (New York Edge)

The Network For Youth Success Program Award of Excellence and Innovation

  • Jefferson County 4-H
  • DREAM, REAL Kids

The Network For Youth Success Champion Award

  • Andrew Heyesi (Assemblymember)
  • Brian Manktelow (Assemblymember)

2020 Award Winners

The Network For Youth Success Quality Leadership Award

  • RaeAnne Nocera (ACE Mentor Programs of Greater New York)
  • Sue Veres Royal (Healthy Kids Programs)

The Network For Youth Success Exemplary Award of Professionalism

  • Elena & Greg Mosely (Operation Unite)
  • Mary Ann Veshia (Watervliet Civic Center)

The Network For Youth Success Program Award of Excellence and Innovation

  • Kathy Clark (Hudson Blue Hawk Nation)
  • Kaya Weidman (Kite’s Nest)

The Network For Youth Success Champion Award

  • Jim Hart (OCFS)
  • Ellen Jaffee (Assemblymember)
  • Andrea Stewart-Cousins (State Senator)

The Network For Youth Success Regional Network Leader Award

  • Joan Hunt (H.O.S.T.)

2019 Award Winners

The Network For Youth Success Quality Leadership Award

  • Robert Monahan, The Greater Ridgewood Youth Council
  • Kim Haynes, New York Edge

The Network For Youth Success Exemplary Award of Professionalism

  • Dr. Anna Morgan-Mullane, Children of Promise
  • Chelsea Martin, Native American Community Services

The Network For Youth Success Program Award of Excellence and Innovation

  • Children of Promise
  • New York Edge

The Network For Youth Success Champion Award

  • Victor Pichardo
  • Crystal Peoples-Stokes