Annual SCOPE Award Recognizes Commitment to Improving the Lives of Children
Chicago, ILApril 13, 2015
Mawi Asgedom will receive the 2015 Advocate for Youth Award from SCOPE-Midwest. The Advocate for Youth Award is presented annually to an individual or organization that demonstrates a special commitment to improving the lives of children.
Since 1991, over 20,000 financially disadvantaged children, many from the Chicago area, have attended summer camp through SCOPE (Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education) camp scholarships. The award ceremony is dedicated to raising funds for SCOPE’s summer camps scholarship program.
“We are thrilled to present Mawi with The Youth Advocate Award at this year’s SCOPE benefit. This award goes to an individual who demonstrates a special commitment to improving the lives of children. The work Mawi does with today’s youth and teens will help them become productive, successful, and happy adults. We are fortunate to have Mawi as an advocate for how important a camp experience is for all children regardless of their socioeconomic background,” says Dayna Hardin, President of CampGroup LLC.
Mawi is an Ethiopian refugee who has trained over 1,000,000 students to increase their academic and life opportunities through social and emotional learning and leadership development.
“Summer camp is a life-changing experience for youth,” says Mawi. “I am honored to be a part of an organization that helps low-income and inner-city kids have a chance to experience it.”
The award will be presented at SCOPE-Midwest’s annual fundraising dinner on Friday, April 24th at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire, IL. Please visit SCOPE Midwest Benefit 2015 to learn more and register for the event.