Team Fort Collins Seeking Award Nominees
Team Fort Collins is seeking public nominations for award nominees to be honored at our 13th Annual Simply Red Gala celebration on February 5, 2016. This year we are announcing two new awards, Team Educator of the Year and Team First Responder of the Year, in addition to the 13th Annual Lamplighter Award. Nominee criteria is as follows:
The Lamplighter Award is presented to a volunteer in the community that has given a significant amount of time and/or resources by contributing to causes that benefit youth or who have directly uplifted youth in the community. Lamplighter Award nominees are not compensated for their work with youth. “The recipient demonstrates extraordinary understanding of the power of collaborative thinking and has succeeded in motivating others toward the common good.”
Team Educator of the Year Award
The Team Fort Collins Educator of the Year Award is presented to a teacher in Larimer County who goes above and beyond their job as an educator by contributing to causes that benefit youth or who has directly uplifted youth in the community.
Team First Responder of the Year Award
The Team Fort Collins First Responder of the Year Award is presented to a law enforcement officer, fire fighter, paramedic, or EMT who goes above and beyond their job
as a first responder by contributing to causes that benefit youth or who has directly uplifted youth in the community.
Nominations can be made by going to www.teamfortcollins.org
About Team Fort Collins
Mission Statement: Team Fort Collins is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles through the prevention of substance abuse.
Team Fort Collins has been providing alcohol and drug prevention services to the Fort Collins community since 1989. Team Fort Collins provides prevention education to middle and high school students, makes presentations for parents on topics related to youth substance use, convenes community groups, provides opportunities for youth activities in safe, substance-free environments, and is available as a community partner. We favor a developmental approach for addressing youth substance use. In doing so, we recognize the importance of adolescents’ inclination toward taking risks and we promote a formula of prevention that provides opportunities for youth to satisfy needs without compromising their future.
It is Team Fort Collins’ philosophy that prevention is the job of the entire community and we enjoy the responsibility for coordinating these efforts. To the extent that parents, schools, businesses, law enforcement, community leaders, and religious organizations are consistent in the message for health and in providing a safe environment to nurture youth, Fort Collins’ youth are more likely to claim a future of well-being.