Jason Embrey with Alton Middle School chosen as the 2012 Youth Leadership Award Winner
The Innovative Technology Education Fund’s is proud to announce our 2012 Youth Leadership Award winner – Jason Embrey, a 6th grader who attends Alton Middle School in Alton, Illinois. Jason is involved in his school’s Student Ambassador Program where he serves as a peer mentor for over two hundred students. He has been chosen for awards such as the Alton Optimist Student of the Month, Student of the Week at Alton Middle School, and is an integral part ofthe Illinois House store. Jason also enjoys participating incommunity projects. In the past, Jason qualified to be a participant in the Shop with a Cop program, but this year decided instead to donate his own money for the program to help other children participate. Jason has helped with canned food drives for local food pantries,and is currently working with Teens for Jeans Campaign collecting jeans for less fortunate families.
In the classroom, Jason is a positive influence on his peers. He often peer tutors and is a positive role model for his fellow classmates. Jason always strives to reach his full potential. He consistently makes high honor roll and is aware of the importance of an education. Jason has set high goals for himself and is planning on attending college some day. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Jason also takes great pride in his responsibilities at home. He has six younger siblings that he helps with on a daily basis and attends to daily chores. He does an excellent job at balancing his home and school life. The Innovative Technology Education Fund is very proud to recognize such an outstanding member of our community.
If you have a student like Jason, who goes above and beyond to support their fellow students or community, please submit an application for that student to be considered for our 2013 Youth Leadership Award. This award is a unique opportunity for educators to honor extraordinary young people for their academic success, life goals, and leadership among their peers. The award will recognize youth, grades 6-12, who strive to be their personal best and make a positive difference in their school and community. Award recipients will be recognized at the Innovative Technology Education Fund Annual Meeting and will receive a technology gift to be used in furthering their education. The teacher of the recognized student will also receive a small classroom grant.