Camp Fire Northwest Ohio has been committed to youth empowerment in Hancock County. We believe that every young person should have access to activities and programs that promote healthy behaviors, help them find their spark and connect with trained caring adults.
To truly memorialize their history of dedication and success with the Camp Fire organization, Glenna Donnell, and Golda M. Heminger are the recipients of Campfire’s newest Glenn Donnell Award. This award is designed to commemorate the impact Mrs. Donnell & Mrs. Heminger have on the Camp Fire Organization. These women are the very foundation of Camp Fire & its active role in youth development. The “Glenn Donnell Award” recognizes an individual adult who has demonstrated a strong commitment to youth empowerment and development. This awardee should be in honor of or in memory of an adult individual that has impacted Camp Fire youth through their time, talent or treasures as alumni, volunteer, board participation, and/or philanthropic giving.
The “On Behalf of Youth Award” recognizes any Hancock County adult resident who has demonstrated a strong commitment to youth empowerment and development in our community. Youth empowerment is an attitudinal, structural and cultural process whereby young people gain ability, authority and agency to make decisions and implement change in their own lives, in the lives of others and in their communities. Adults who are committed to youth empowerment challenge young people to develop skills, gain critical awareness and participate in opportunities that are necessary for creating community change.
The ideal nominee for this recognition goes above and beyond when it comes to their commitment to youth empowerment. They engage young people in three ways:
1. They help youth develop and strengthen skills so that they can effectively make decisions and positively interact with others.
2. They provide youth with the information and resources necessary for evaluating personal and community issues and exploring and developing ways to act as change agents with regard to those issues.
3. They provide youth with opportunities to make decisions and actively participate in finding their “spark,” opening doors to new experiences and/or creating community change.
Young people want to shape the world.
Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.
In Camp Fire, it begins now.