Red Wagon Awards
Eleventh Annual Red Wagon Awards, June 2014
Nominations Now Open!
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. We also know that recognition and celebration of a student’s accomplishments are crucial for continued success.
Read more about the Eleventh Annual Red Wagon Awards here.
Nominations will remain open from November 1, 2013 — April 1, 2014. Help celebrate the accomplishments of a young person or group of young people by submitting a nomination here:
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
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, for example
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.
Spotlight: 10th Annual Red Wagon Award Recipient
Alex Soto-Marquez, Brooklyn Park
A Force For Change
Alex consistently stays after classes to model academic commitment, advocate for student needs, and develop after school programming. Alex is a part of a commission to discuss the after school program at El Colegio with representatives from the Minnesota Department of Education. He was identified for this role because of the critical questions he has posed in regards to improving the after school program, as well as his work on the student council to increase student engagement at school. Alex has made steady improvements in his classes and pushes further to surpass obstacles; travelling over an hour-and-a-half to school, working, and maintaining family responsibilities do not stop him. He offers crucial feedback to program staff while also being a catalyst for positive, productive relationships amongst peers and with staff. Alex will continue to advocate for student and community needs; he is a cherished student and a force for change. Congratulations Alex!
Nikia Baker, Minneapolis
Ellie Bauer, Hawley
Adyiam Kimbrough, Worthington
Lasasha Martin, Savage
Divya Melachuri, Woodbury
Logan Monroe, Federal Dam
Emma Olson, Naytahwaush
Kristina Packer, Zimmerman
Alexis Soto-Marquez, Brooklyn Park
Heather Weller, New York Mills
Hope Closet Group, Augsburg Fairview Academy, Minneapolis
Teen POWER from St. Paul
Destination Imagination Team Change, Oakwood Elementary School, Wayzata
6th Grade AmeriCorps Group, Lincoln Park Middle School, Duluth
Girl Power! Duluth YWCA, Duluth