Red Wagon Awards
Eleventh Annual Red Wagon Awards
Research shows – and experience proves – that academic achievement, civic engagement, and leadership development are all keys to a young person’s success – and that each impacts the others. Recognition and celebration of a student’s accomplishments are crucial for continued success.
NOMINATION PERIOD CLOSED. 2014 Red Wagon Award Recipients have been selected and received their awards at our annual Red Wagon Award Ceremony and Reception at Como Zoo & Conservatory on June 9th.
The nomination period for the 2015 Red Wagon Awards will open in November, 2014. Please check back this fall for updates!
WHO CAN NOMINATE A YOUNG PERSON?
Anyone who works with young people and Alliance partners of all types – nonprofit and community-based organizations, businesses, faith communities, government officials, educators, parents and families, AmeriCorps Promise Fellows, and other young people — all can submit nominations.
The Red Wagon Awards recognizes those young people who have demonstrated any or all of the following:
- Increased academic achievement
- Civic engagement and service
- Exemplary leadership
HOW ARE WINNERS SELECTED?
A selection committee of Alliance staff, Minnesota Youth Council members, Alliance board members, key partners, and AmeriCorps Promise Fellows evaluate each nomination and select award recipients.
Contact Hannah Nemetz, Program Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.340.0758.
2014 aWARD rECIPIENTS
Vineetha Adams, Minneapolis
Courtney Bunker, Naytahwaush
Lapresha Collins-Melton, New Brighton
Ben Doeden, Worthington
Buster Kennedy, St. Paul
Christian Levings. Proctor
Kevin Nguyen, St. Paul
Delphin Niyonkuru, Minneapolis
Soua Thao, St. Paul
Desalegn Zemenfes, Worthington
Barnum Area Youth Group, Moose Lake
Funky Minds Interns, Funky Minds Nonprofit, Carver
Royalton YES! Team, Royalton High School, Royalton
Service Club, Harriet Bishop Elementary School, Savage
The Key Youth Board, Northfield Union of Youth, Northfield