MPAL selects a Kid of the Month and Kid of the Year to recognize those who are setting an example for their peers and their community. Coaches will nominate kids they think deserve this recognition and an outside panel will determine the monthly and annual recipients. One recipient will be chosen each month for the Kid of the Month and one recipient will be chosen each year for the Kid of the Year.
Who is the MPAL Kid of the Month/Kid of the Year?
The MPAL Kid of the Month/Kid of the Year awards are given to MPAL participants who have demonstrated the following criteria:
The MPAL Kid of the Month/Kid of the Year consistently attends programs at MPAL as well as school. They understand what is expected of them and strive to meet or exceed those expectations. They understand the importance of not giving up and persisting when things become difficult or do not go in the direction they thought they would. They are accountable for their choices and decisions and work to make healthy choices for themselves as they know that their actions impact all of those around them.
The MPAL Kid of the Month/Kid of the Year has the courage to always do the right thing and speak honestly. They treat everyone equally and go out of their way to be helpful or encourage others. They serve as an example to their peers and are a model for what it takes to be successful. They speak kindly, demonstrate self-control and never use threats or violence against others. They seek out agreement and work with others to resolve issues that may arise.
The MPAL Kid of the Month/Kid of the Year is kind and careful with both others and themselves. They demonstrate what it is to care for others and help out when someone is in need. They show understanding with others by accepting apologies, not holding grudges, and showing gratitude.