The Grammy Awards are this Sunday, but the NYC After School Awards Reception was celebrated yesterday night!! The Partnership for After School Education selects the top five after school educators in NYC each year and NYCUDL Program Director, Aubrey Semple was selected as one of the top award winners! Aubrey is an alumni of the NYCUDL and runs all our tournaments, workshops, summer institutes and all programs!
Congratulations to the other winners as well. Congrats to Katha Cato of Henry Street Settlement, Lamont Jackson of Kingsbridge Heights Community Center, Ranti Ogunleye of Global Kids, and Matthew Smilardi of Rockaway Artists Alliance, Inc. And this year’s Afterschool Champion Richard Scheff!
The main event is February 26th at the famous Cipriani! Aubrey and the other award winners will be honored and have the opportunity to speak in front of hundreds of New Yorkers gathered to celebrate the After School Awards!
The winners Reception last night was very inspiring! First it was inspiring to meet the other award winners. But just as exciting was to see so many former debaters!!!! Over half of the Board Members and staff present for the awards were former debaters and so the evening was wonderful swapping debate stories! Goes to show you the power of debate!
Congratulations again to Aubrey! And everyone stay tuned for the Celebration on February 26th!!!