Awards for October 2010

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year

For: Exceptional teen members of a BGCA chapter.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Reader’s Digest Foundation
Mona Dixon, Tempe, Ariz.
Brian Hill, (404) 487-5798,,


Live Positively Fitness Centers

For: Schools that have participated in the Governor’s Fitness Challenge, with students, parents, and teachers achieving an outstanding amount of physical activity in the past year
California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and the Coca-Cola Foundation
Andrew Jackson Elementary, Santa Ana; Dunlap Elementary, Dunlap (Fresno County); Grover Cleveland High, Reseda; Kentwood Elementary, Los Angeles; Hart-Ransom Elementary, Modesto; Nellie Coffman Middle, Cathedral City; North Park Elementary, San Bernardino; School of Engineering and Sciences, Sacramento.
Kenny Rogers, Executive Director, Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, (310) 692-0162,; Bill Bradley, Media Contact, Me Communications, (916) 213-5230,;;


2010 YMCA-Annie E. Casey Foundation Families Count Family Strengthening Award

For: Excellence Awards given to three YMCAs offering innovative and proven family strengthening programming that can serve as a model for Ys across the country; Inspiration Awards given to two YMCAs for showing potential in family strengthening initiatives to provide them with additional resources to further develop and expand their programs.
YMCA USA and the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Excellence Awards were given to Racine Family YMCA, Racine, Wis., Valley of the Sun YMCA, Phoenix, Ariz; and Old Colony YMCA, Brockton, Mass. Inspiration Awards were given to YMCA of Greater Richmond, Richmond, Virginia; and Prairie Valley YMCA, Elgin, Ill.
Diana Hurles, Donor Relations Manager, YMCA of the USA, (312) 419-8374,




Christopher Columbus Awards

For: Middle school students who identify a community issue and use the scientific process to solve it.
The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation
Feb. 7, 2011.
Stephanie Hallman,, (800) 291-6020 x3154,