Harris County Department of Education
Center for Afterschool, Summer and Afterschool Enrichment for Kids
To recognize the spirit of excellence in the out of school time field, Harris County Department of Education’s Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment for Kids, or CASE for Kids, presents its inaugural award and recognition program. These awards will honor the dedication and commitment to professionalism, quality and excellence within the afterschool profession. All awards and recognition will be presented at the CASE for Kids 2017 End of Year Celebration event in May 2017.
Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominate yourself, your program or a colleague to recognize outstanding achievements and commitment to the field.
Outstanding Leadership by an Afterschool Site Coordinator
An afterschool director or site coordinator who supervises a comprehensive afterschool program and front line staff, and who excels in fostering high quality.
Outstanding Achievement by an Afterschool Frontline Staff Member
A frontline staff member who demonstrates extraordinary dedication to positive youth development.
Outstanding Leadership by an Afterschool Provider Supervisor
An afterschool provider supervisor who supervises instructors, and who excels in fostering high quality.
Outstanding Achievement by an Afterschool Provider Frontline Staff Member
A frontline instructor who excels in providing high quality, challenging learning experiences in the areas of academics, health and wellness, arts and creativity or positive youth development.
Community Connection Champion
An afterschool program that utilizes community members or organizations in a meaningful way to improve the quality of the out of school time program.
Innovative Practices Champion
A program that is implementing cutting edge programming to encourage deeper learning and to challenge young people to act as scientists, inventors, collaborators and problem-solvers.
Quality Improvement Merit