The Spirit of Youth award recognizes outstanding youth, youth workers, coaches, teachers, adults, businesses and non-profits for their work in promoting positive youth development setting an exceptional example in supporting youth and youth efforts.
Abigail Blais and Hanna Shank, East High School
Karen Barnett, co-teacher, Franklin Elementary School
Harbi Hassan, community school liaison, Community Education and Recreation (represented by Nasra Ibrahim)
Akram Osman, special education teacher, Rosa Parks Elementary School
Sara Meyer, resource teacher and advocate, Franklin Elementary School
Mankato East and West high schools’ VEX robotics, led by Dave Stahl, Mike Shores and Mark Zenk