year, a ceremony is held for the purpose of honoring 5 people who have
made a significant contribution in meeting the needs of at risk students.
awardees are recommended to the Commissioner of Education by the
Advisory Committee whose membership reflects the broad range of
public and private institutions which are involved in the challenge
of meeting the needs of at risk youth.
have made an impact on many young people whose lives might have
turned out quite differently if not for the caring and intervention
of these individuals. They have worked to create caring, respectful
and safe learning environments for students.
- We are recognizing
individuals who themselves have recognized that the students they
deal with are unique individuals who need learning options tailored
to different learning styles and abilities.