System of Care Award Categories
The 2018 Luzerne County Cares Community Expo will also host an awards ceremony. Please click on the link to nominate an individual you feel is deserving for any of the award categories. Please vote by September 19th.
Nominations are now closed. Please come to the Expo to see who won!
Results will be posted after the event.
Youth/Young Adult Leader – a Youth (24 or younger) that has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the Community through leading/coaching other youth or serving on a leadership committee and advocating for other youth and young adults.
Parent/Caregiver Leader – a Parent (of children aged 18 or younger) that has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the Community through leading/coaching other parents with struggles or serving on a leadership committee and advocating for other parents.
Parent/Caregiver Advocate – an individual who has gone above and beyond in the community to make positive change in the lives of other parents and their families. An individual who is active in leadership committees who continues to advocate for other parents families.
Foster Parent(s) of the Year – the foster parent (kinship included) or foster couple who have demonstrated ongoing commitment to children in need of stability and unconditional love. This individual/couple has demonstrated “going the extra mile” on an ongoing basis.
Certified Recovery Specialist / Peer Specialist of the Year – an individual in the professional role as a peer who has gone above and beyond in the community to make positive change in the lives of others in the community with a mental health or substance use disorder. An individual who is active in leadership committees who continues to advocate for others impacted by mental health or substance use disorders.
Educator of the Year – teacher or school personnel who has demonstrated excellence in and out of the school setting. This individual has demonstrated strides in reaching youth and families and making a positive mark on them and their community. The individual is active in the community beyond the scope of just providing education.
System of Care Innovation Award – that individual who has demonstrated ongoing commitment to collaborating with all child-serving agencies, advocating continually for youth, young adults and their families, and furthermore impacting positive change with the Luzerne-Wyoming Counties’ System of Care Initiative.