The Harris Wofford Young Educator Award recognizes an extraordinary young teacher and his/her achievements and contributions towards enhancing the practice of high-quality service-learning.
The Young Educator Award will be given to an educator (25 or younger) who is a legal resident of the U.S. and who demonstrates exemplary commitment to service-learning. The nominee’s activities can be focused on the local, state, national or international level.
The Harris Wofford Awards, presented by Youth Service America and proudly sponsored by State Farm, were established in 2002 to honor former Senator Harris Wofford. This award is the highest honor Youth Service America gives each year and it carries significant prestige since it recognizes one of our nation's greatest public servants. The Harris Wofford Award was created to honor those who do extraordinary work towards achieving Senator Wofford's vision of "making service and service-learning the common expectation and common experience of every young person in America." The Wofford Awards recognize extraordinary achievements in five categories: Youth, Organizations, Media, Public Officials (added in 2009) and Educators (new in 2012).
The recipient will receive a $500 award for him/herself and $500 for his/her service-learning program. The 2012 Harris Wofford Awards will be presented at the 9th Annual Youth Service Institute on October 17-19, 2012 in Houston, TX. Travel, lodging, and registration is provided for the winner.