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Employee Recognized for Outstanding Youth Worker Award

August 22

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Maureen Alley, communications director

Employee Recognized for Outstanding Youth Worker Award

Industry, peers recognize 12 individuals for supporting Madison youth

Madison, Wisconsin (Thursday, August 25, 2022) —Madison Out-Of-School Time recognizes Wisconsin Youth Company employee Monica Cloutier for an Outstanding Youth Worker Award. Cloutier and 11 other youth workers will be presented with the award by First Lady Kathy Evers at MOST’s Outstanding Youth Worker Award Reception. Cloutier was nominated by her peers, and chosen through a selection process that included a panel of youth in the Madison area.

“Monica Cloutier goes above and beyond in all aspects of her job from dedicating time and space for community building to highly engaging kid-centered activities to individualized accommodation plans for the various needs in her program. She has requested additional training opportunities to further help support families and better discuss the mental health of her kids. Families constantly say how lucky they are to have Monica and how appreciative they are about the care she puts into their child’s specific situation,” says Amanda Gartzke, projects and program manager, Wisconsin Youth Company.

Cloutier joined Wisconsin Youth Company in 2017 and is the program supervisor of After School at Stephens Elementary in Madison, Wisconsin.

The award reception takes place in the afternoon of MOST’s annual conference at Madison Youth Arts Center. The conference this year is a mix of both virtual and in-person, with WYC employee, Courtney Howard who received Outstanding Youth Worker Award last year kicking off the in-person sessions.