Deadline for Award Nomination is Fast Approaching!

2012 Literacy Award Recipients
2012 Literacy Award Recipients

Attention! Attention! Award nominations are due in TWO WEEKS! Do you have someone you want to be recognized for their noteworthy accomplishments and achievements at Conference? Nominate them for their great work. The deadline is: MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013.  Submit a Nomination Now!

Your selected nominee can be nominated for any of the following awards:

Individual Award Categories

Outstanding Literacy Volunteer Award- honors a literacy volunteer who has demonstrated exceptional service and commitment in either tutoring or program operations. This award may be given as recognition for a specific outstanding achievement or for ongoing exceptional service. The recipient will receive a $100 gift certificate from New Readers Press.

Mary J. Brogan Leadership Award- Recognizes a Florida resident whose support of literacy exhibits the highest standards of excellence, dedication, leadership, creativity, and accomplishment. The recipient will receive a $100 gift certificate from New Readers Press.

Flight for Freedom Award- honors an adult student who has demonstrated exceptional accomplishment in improvement of literacy or leadership skills within literacy. The adult student must currently be tutored by a literacy volunteer, enrolled in an adult education program (GED, ESL, Workplace Literacy, etc.), or be a former student who was enrolled in a program within 6 months of the nomination submission. The recipient of this award will receive two complimentary round-trip airline tickets from Southwest Airlines.

Organizational Award Categories

Excellence in Education Award- honors an organization demonstrating achievement, innovation, leadership or organizational excellence in support of adult and family literacy education in Florida. Eligible organizations include community-based volunteer literacy programs, local educational agencies, and institutional literacy programs. The recipient of this award will receive a $100 gift certificate from New Readers Press.

Outstanding Business Partner Award- honors a company or business partner for leadership or significant contributions in support of literacy at the local, regional or state level. Nominees may have established a literacy program in the workplace or shown leadership in supporting community adult education, literacy or family literacy activities. Example areas of support may include, but are not limited to providing: grants/financial contributions, volunteers, space for training/tutoring, in-kind donations, or publicity and media coverage.

The perks of being an award recipient:

  • Each award recipient will receive two complimentary tickets to the Awards Banquet on May 9th at the Florida Literacy Conference in Captiva, Florida.
  • Each award winner’s affiliated organization will also receive a reduced conference registration rate of $75, which is transferable to anyone in the organization, as well as one free Awards Banquet ticket.

The Florida Literacy Coalition would like to thank Southwest Airlines and ProLiteracy for their generous donations and continuous support.

For more information, contact Amanda Terrell at, or call (407)246-7110 ext. 210

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