Call for 2012 Florida Literacy Award Nominations!

Do you know someone doing great things in literacy?

Recognize the outstanding accomplishments and achievements of individuals and organizations supporting adult and family literacy throughout Florida.

Each award recipient will receive two complimentary tickets to the Awards Banquet on May 10 at the Florida Literacy Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. Each award winner’s affiliated organization will also receive one reduced full conference registration ($75), which is transferable to anyone in the organization, as well as one free Awards Banquet ticket.

Submit a Nomination Now!

DEADLINE: MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012.
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Individual Award Categories
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Outstanding Literacy Volunteer Award
Honors a literacy volunteer who has demonstrated exceptional service and commitment in either tutoring or program operations. This award may be given as recognition for a specific outstanding achievement, or for ongoing exceptional service.  Recipient will receive a $100 gift certificate from New Reader’s Press.
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Mary J. Brogan Leadership Award
Recognizes a Florida resident whose support of literacy exhibits the highest standards of excellence, dedication, leadership, creativity, and accomplishment. Recipient will receive a $100 gift certificate from New Reader’s Press.
 
Flight for Freedom Award
Honors an adult student who has demonstrated exceptional accomplishment in improvement of literacy or leadership skill within literacy.  The adult student must currently be tutored by a literacy volunteer or be enrolled in an adult educational program (GED, ESL, Workplace Literacy, etc.) or be a dormer student who has enrolled in a program within 6 months of the nomination submission. Recipient will receive two round-trip Southwest Airline tickets to anywhere in the U.S. Southwest flys. 
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Organizational Award Categories
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Excellence in Education Award
Honors an organization demonstrating achievement, innovation, leadership or organizational excellence in support of adult and family literacy education in Florida.  Eligible organizations include community-based volunteer literacy programs, local educational agencies and institutional programs. Recipient will receive a $100 gift certificate from New Reader’s Press.
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Outstanding Business Partner Award
Honors a company or business partner for leadership or significant contributions in support of literacy at the local, regional or state level. Nominees may have established a literacy program in the workplace or shown leadership in supporting community adult education, literacy or family literacy activities.  Example areas of support may include but are not limited to providing: grants/financial contributions, volunteers, space for training/tutoring, in-kind donations, or publicity and media coverage.
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For more information, contact Jordan Colern at intern@floridaliteracy.org, or call (407)246-7110
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