Every year, PASE recognizes the best and brightest of New York City's youth development professionals. Chosen from hundreds of nominations, the five PASEsetter Award Winners exemplify the dedication, innovation, and accomplishment that is the hallmark of the New York City afterschool field.
In addition to being honored at the annual gala event, each PASEsetter winner received a $5,000 award for her or his agency, a crystal award, and recognition on the PASE web site.
Every day in New York City, more than 500,000 young people in low-income communities are provided safe and enriching environments in afterschool programs run by community-based organizations. PASE recognizes the crucial role these programs play in fostering young people's intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual growth. PASE believes that academic skills should be integrated into all aspects of an afterschool program; that parents, youth and community members need to have input into program development; and that programs should make a commitment to be inclusive, foster cultural diversity, and build community.