The AFS-USA Emerging Leader Award recognizes a volunteer who shows the potential to be a future leader in an AFS-USA chapter, team, or on the national level. An Emerging Leader will have demonstrated leadership in an AFS-USA chapter or team by playing a key role in initiating, steering, or fully participating in a specific task/project to a successful completion. This award is intended to recognize emerging leaders regardless of age.
A nominee must be a current registered volunteer and must have been active on an AFS-USA committee, special interest group, task force, or workgroup at the local or national level for at least two years.
A complete nomination includes one nomination form and one reference form unless a volunteer is self-nominating, in which case two reference forms are required. The reference is required to be written by an AFS-USA registered volunteer. The nominator should make sure that the reference is submitted before the deadline. Nominations will be accepted for this award every year, but the award may not be granted every year.
To avoid duplicate nominations, please speak with volunteer leaders in your team about your intent to nominate.
The nomination period for the 2022 Emerging Leader Award will be Spring 2022.