Staten Island Children's Museum Seeks Nominations for 2013 Kid of Achievement Award
Do you know a Kid of Achievement? Now in its 22nd year, the Staten Island Children's Museum's Circle of Friends luncheon is the Museum's way of expressing appreciation to the non-profit and business communities by recognizing people and organizations that have significantly contributed to the lives of Staten Island's children.
The honorees include a Kid of Achievement, and we value the public's input in selecting the winner. Children and teens up to age 17 who are involved in volunteerism, overcoming obstacles and challenges to help others, and who display leadership qualities are what the Kid of Achievement award is all about.
Last year's honoree, Shawn Reilly, a Curtis High School student and a cancer survivor, founded her own organization "Perform for Shawn" and created a peer group at Curtis that deals with cancer issues.
Other past winners include, Briana Benjamin, for her dedication to the autism community, Bianca Pinez, for her volunteerism and dedication to helping the St. Edward food pantry; Olivia Devoti, who helped raise funds for the Special Olympics; and Ryan Heffernan, who helped organize a shelter for displaced lower Manhattan high school students on September 11, 2001.
After committee review, the final selection will be presented at the Staten Island Children's Museum annual Circle of Friends luncheon on November 13, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Please send us your recommendations no later than October 26 and include the nominees name, and a brief description of their accomplishments. Entries can be sent by mail: Attn: Kid of Achievement, Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301, or via email: email@example.com.