February 13, 2023

Nominations for the 2023 Fred Rogers Institute Helper Awards Now Open

The Fred Rodgers Institute recently announced the inaugural Fred Rogers Institute Helper Awards.

Informed and inspired by the legacy of Fred Rogers, the Helper Awards are an opportunity to honor and recognize the individuals who care for children in ordinary and extraordinary ways in their daily and professional lives.

Nominations for the awards are now open and will be accepted through Monday, May 1, 2023.

About the Fred Rodgers Institute Helper Awards

Helpers will be selected across the following categories:

  • First Responders (such as Police Officer, Firefighters, etc.)
  • Healthcare Professionals (including Medical and Mental Health)
  • Early Childhood Educators or Administrators
  • Elementary Educators or Administrators
  • Middle Grades Educators or Administrators
  • High School Educators or Administrators
  • Post-secondary Educators or Administrators
  • Out of School Time Educators (Librarians, Museum Educators, Afterschool Educators, Camp Counselors, Coaches)
  • Community Leaders (such as Religious Leaders, Activists, Community Organization Leaders, etc.)
  • Everyday Helpers (Crossing Guards, Bus Drivers, Neighbors, etc.)

Winners will be honored at The Neighborhood Gala at the Fred Rogers Institute in the fall of 2023.

Learn More

To learn more about the Fred Rodgers Institute Helper Awards or to nominate someone for an award, visit the Fred Rodgers Institute website.

Image: An early childhood professional holds a picture book up for the children, reading along together with them.