The STOP Award semi-finalists represent a microcosm of transformational, outstanding work from education providers who delivered for kids during the pandemic. They are big and small and represent public, private, charter, tech and community groups. They hail from both coasts and the states in between.
“We were blown away by the response and the ability of the applicants to serve our nation’s kids, and we will work to ensure that the lessons learned create the new normal for American education. Just like so many health care workers who never gave up during the pandemic, many educators, especially in poor areas, were unsung heroes.”
There are so many great organizations that applied, who have done extraordinary things for students and families, particularly during and since Covid became part of our lives! We’d be remiss if we didn’t publicly commend some of the others who stand out with distinction:
We are grateful to all those who applied for the STOP Award and regret that all cannot make it to the semi-finals! The STOP Award team was honored to learn about hundreds of efforts that we did not know existed, and to learn how many thousands of lives were supported by those efforts. There is so much work to do. STOP is just beginning. Please follow along with us on Instagram and through this process, and please, keep us informed of your efforts!
Honoring education providers that continued to perform for underserved families during Covid.