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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.

Read about the 2014 award recipients

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.

AWARD CRITERIA

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.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Hannah Nemetz, Program Associate, at hnemetz@mnyouth.net or 651.340.0758.

 

2014 aWARD rECIPIENTS

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

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

GROUP AWARDS

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