Awards

2011 Break Away National Awards



I. Award Names, Descriptions, and Nomination Forms

II. Nomination Criteria

III. Prizes

IV. Timeline


I. Award Names, Descriptions, and Nomination Forms


Michael Magevney and Laura Mann Program of the Year Award

This award is based on the following criteria:

   Is a current Break Away Chapter School.

   Use of creative methods to plan, fundraise, recruit, and publicize the alternative break program.

   Breadth and depth of social issues.

   Development of Active Citizens.

   Understanding and implementation of the 8 Components of a Quality Alternative Break.

   Recommendation letter from a Host Site.

   Quality of leadership and training.


Helen Ingersoll Staff Person of the Year Award

This award is based on the following criteria:

   Program is a current Break Away Chapter School.

   Staff person promotes student leadership by supporting a student - led alternative break model.

   Supports implementation of the 8 Components of a Quality Alternative Break.

   Is invested in building Active Citizenship on campus.

   Advocates for the alternative break program to school administration and staff.

   Contributes to the growth of the overall alternative break movement.


Misty Romero Active Citizen of the Year Award

This award is based on the following criteria:

   Exemplifies the definition of Active Citizen (a person who makes community a priority in values and life choices) in their campus alternative break program and in the larger community.


David Dukes Host Site of the Year Award

This award is based on the following criteria:

   Must have hosted at least one (1) Break Away Chapter School alternative break group(s) in 2011.

   Engages alternative break groups in community interaction.

   Helps to implement the Learning Components before and during the alternative break.

   Plans and executes meaningful Direct Service.

   Is invested in Active Citizenship and Reorientation programs.

   Participates in or contributes to Reflection with the alternative break group.


Alternative Break T-Shirt of the Year Award
This award is based on the following criteria:

   Program is a current Break Away Chapter School.

   Exemplifies the essence of their alternative break program through a creative design.




II. Nomination Criteria

Note: Current Break Away Staff, Programs Board, or Board of Directors Members will not be eligible to nominate a candidate for any of the five awards:


Michael Magevney and Laura Mann Program of the Year Award:

Anyone involved with the alternative break program (past or present) is eligible to nominate for this award.


Helen Ingersoll Staff Person of the Year Award:

Any student, staff member or alumni is eligible to nominate a candidate for this award.


Misty Romero Active Citizen of the Year Award:

Any student, staff member or alumni is eligible to nominate a candidate for this award. Any Host Site is eligible to nominate a candidate for this award.


David Dukes Host Site of the Year Award:

Any participant of an alternative break is eligible to nominate a candidate for this award.


Alternative Break T - Shirt of the Year Award:
Any student, staff member or alumni is eligible to nominate a candidate for this award.




III. Prizes


Michael Magevney and Laura Mann Program of the Year Award:

Winners will receive national recognition for their program, a personalized trophy, a letter of congratulations to their school administration, and a $100 credit for Break Away Products and Services.


Helen Ingersoll Staff Person of the Year Award:

Winners will receive national recognition, a personalized trophy, acknowledgment of their achievement on our website, a letter of congratulations, and a lifetime Break Away Individual Membership.


Misty Romero Active Citizen of the Year Award:

Winners will receive national recognition, a personalized trophy, a letter of congratulations, and a lifetime Break Away Individual Membership.


David Dukes Host Site of the Year Award:

Winners will receive national recognition for their Host Site, a personalized trophy, a letter of congratulations and a lifetime Break Away Host Site Membership.


Alternative Break T - Shirt of the Year Award:

Winners will receive national recognition, acknowledgment of their achievement on our website, a letter of congratulations, and a $50 credit for Break Away Products and Services.




IV. Timeline


Nomination forms distributed: Monday, April 11, 2011

Nominations for all five awards are due by close of business (5 pm EST): Monday, May 9, 2011

Award winners announced: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

 
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