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Awards & Recognition


2011 – Nominated for the Federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Organization of the Year Award


2010 – Recommended as a National Model Program with OJJDP


2010 - Clorox Power a Bright Future National Competition (national search/competition to determine the best youth programs in the country – placed 10th out of over 5000 programs nationwide)


2002 - Minwax National Community Craftsman of the Year Award

2004 – National NAHRO Award of Merit


2010 – Designated as an Outstanding Afterschool Program, North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs


2004 - Governor’s Crime Commission Award of Excellence



2013 – Children’s Museum of Wilmington 2013 Imagination Award


2010  - UNCW Watson School of Education Razor Walker Award


2010 -  UNCW Cameron School of Business & Wilmington Business Journal Coastal Entrepreneur Award, Non-Profit Category


2010 – UNCW Albert Schweitzer Award


2010 – WECT/Reeds Jewelers Cape Fear Heroes Award


2004 - Adult Youth Leader of the Year Award, Cape Fear Youth Development Vision


2006 - Making A Difference Award, New Hanover County Juvenile Day Treatment Center


2003 - Human Services Award, Carolinas Council HRCO

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