Outstanding WorkBridge Student Employee - Honors up to 12 junior or senior Tempe Union High School District students, with a disability, who have shown excellent dedication and performance as students and employees and/or volunteers in the WorkBridge Program. Recommendations must come from school administrator, teacher or staff with two additional recommendations from employer and community partner. (Submission required from WorkBridge Program)
Outstanding WorkBridge Employer of Students – recognizes a business/organization that employs a Tempe Union High School WorkBridge student(s) and has a business location in Tempe. (Submission required from WorkBridge Program)
Youth Ability Award – Recognizes a young person, aged 12-18, with disabilities who has overcome challenges and/or helped advance the rights of individuals with a disability.
Adult Ability Award – Recognizes an adult, aged 18+, with disabilities who has overcome challenges and/or helped advance the rights of individuals with a disability.
Educator of the Year – A teacher, school staff or support who has provided exceptional education, service and support opportunities to individual(s) with a disability.
Emerging Leader Award – Recognition of an individual, or group, aged 14-30, who demonstrates leadership skills by raising awareness and/or improving outcomes for individuals with a disability.
Business Leadership Award – Recognizes a corporation/business that has improved access for disabled customers/employees/visitors and/or created increased employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities
Accessibility Award – Recognizes a City department, constituency, architect, developer, builder, planner or group that has removed barriers and created full access to public/private buildings, outdoor space, thoroughfares etc., for the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities and/or made life easier through accessible transportation options.
Valued Community Service – Recognition of an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution by providing and/or improving personal and community support for individuals with a disability; including, but not limited to: providing independence through more choice, information and control, advocacy efforts, or improving the social participation of all people.
Pride of the City – Recognizes an individual, group or organization who has demonstrated a lifetime of commitment to those with disabilities, and helped advance the full inclusion of all people in our community