The National Afterschool Association hosts an annual Afterschool Professional Appreciation Week, which DCSC celebrated by hosting our own Youth Worker Appreciation Week.

Outstanding youth workers were nominated by members of the Duluth Youth Agency Coalition, and the top 5 were highlighted with profiles on our social media.

DYAC members also voted on the most outstanding youth worker from Duluth, who was then highlighted by Ignite Afterschool, Minnesota's statewide afterschool network.

Duluth Youth Worker Appreciation Week is a way for us to lift up not only the professionals in the field doing a great job in Duluth, but also the work itself as a profession that deserves recognition, respect, and holds value to the strength of our Duluth communities.