2017 Awards of Excellence Finalists announced!

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The Annual Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence recognizes innovative out-of-school time programs and staff members for their exemplary work in providing and promoting quality youth development programs for Arizona’s children.

For the 16th consecutive year, the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence will honor 3 finalists and 1 winner in each of the following categories:

  • Outstanding Out-of-School Time Professional
  • Outstanding Out-of-School Time Program
  • The Melanie McClintock Leadership Award

From the dozens of superb nominations received from across Arizona, an independent panel of judges has selected the following individuals and programs as your 2017 Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence finalists. Winners will be announced at the 2017 School’s Out, Make It Count Conference, 10/28 @ the Phoenix Convention Center.

2017 Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence Finalists

MELANIE MCCLINTOCK LEADERSHIP AWARD

Thomas Bedoya
21st CCLC Coordinator
Yuma Elementary School District

Irma Navarro
21st CCLC Coordinator
Arizona Youth Partnership

Heather Whiteman
Program Manager – KidSpace
Washington Elementary School District

 

OUTSTANDING OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROFESSIONAL AWARD

Priscilla Duenaz
After School Program Director
Dysart Community Center

Ruth Sager
Program Manager
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona

Tami Taylor
21st CCLC Site Coordinator
Paradise Valley Schools

 

OUTSTANDING OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROGRAM AWARD

City of Tempe Kid Zone Enrichment Program

El Grupo Youth Cycling
Tucson

Owl & Panther
Tucson