The Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) will accept nominations now through Aug. 14 for the 2017 D. Susan Wisely Youth Worker of the Year award.
The award winner will receive $2,500 to use for personal professional development, an IYI news release said. He or she also will receive free registration and travel accommodations for two to IYI's 2017 Because KIDS COUNT Conference on Nov. 28-29 in Indianapolis.
To be eligible for the award, a nominee must have at least five years of experience working directly with Indiana children, must demonstrate servant leadership and must specify what professional development he or she would seek with the award grant, the news release said.
Award applicants can nominate themselves or be nominated by another person, but the nominee and person making the nomination must submit all forms together, the news release said. Applications are available at https://www.iyi.org; in the Search box, type in D. Susan Wisely Youth Worker of the Year.
The winner will be notified on Oct. 2 and will be recognized at the 2017 Because KIDS COUNT Conference in November.
This award is named for D. Susan Wisely, the retired director of evaluation at Lilly Endowment, who managed the development of many programs designed to improve the quality of life for Indiana children.