We recognize that individuals do not necessarily need to be a school counselor to support and advance the profession, which is why we encourage our members to nominate for Advocate of the Year. Individuals who have shown exemplary support of school counseling services, outstanding promotion of school counseling services, implementation of new/additional school counseling services and/or improvement of existing school counseling services are excellent candidates for these awards.
The Advocate of the Year Award recognizes a person (not necessarily in a supervisory position) or organization whose advocacy of school counseling has made an impact on a local, state or national level. The Advocate of the Year nominee should NOT be actively employed as a school counselor or as a supervisor/administrator over school counselors or school counseling services at the school, district, or state levels. (Examples of appropriate nominations include parents, community members, school board members, etc.)
The activity or accomplishment of the advocate for whom the nomination is made must have occurred within the last five years.