2018 Greater Washington Superstar Award

Measurably Improving the Lives of Children and Youth

Creating positive systemic change for vulnerable youth in Greater Washington starts with the people who directly build relationships with our region’s young people. To provide young people with the tools, resources and skills they need to graduate from high school ready for career and college, direct service staff must tailor their strategies to help youth overcome obstacles.

We believe that measurably improving the lives of children and youth means using data effectively to understand our young people and build relationships that guide them onto a path for success. That’s why we’re partnering with the Superstar Foundation to co-sponsor the Superstar Award for 2018 to reward the best direct service staff who demonstrate an exceptional commitment in the use of data to help young people in our region.

As part of our commitment to recognize individuals who use data to improve programming , we will award an outstanding nominee in the Greater Washington area $5,000 and submit them as a finalist for the Superstar Foundation’s Veronica Award. 

Who’s Eligible for Nomination?

Nominees must:

·         Work directly with young people (ages 0 to 24 years old) living in the Greater Washington area, defined as the District of Columbia, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and the counties and cities that make up Northern Virginia.

·         Spend at least 50 percent of their time working in direct contact and work with young people.

·         Work at an organization providing direct services to young people in the Greater Washington area. 

About the Superstar Foundation

The Superstar Foundation was founded in 2007 with a two-fold mission:

  • To identify and reward individuals who use data to improve outcomes for underserved individuals, families and communities.
  • To promote and advance transformative relationships as the driving force to outcome achievement in the social services sector;

As health, education and social services continue to progress towards better measurement of outcomes, the Superstar Foundation believes that transformative relationships and a commitment to data-based decision making at the level of engagement is the key to all long-term, sustainable improvement in the lives of those we serve.