DO-IT program earns Golden Apple Award

This article is reprinted with permission from University Week.

The DO-IT Program was honored Jan. 14 with a 1999 KCTS Golden Apple Award for making a positive difference in Washington state education.

The awards, sponsored by KCTS and made possible through funding from PEMCO Financial Services, were presented to 10 outstanding individuals and programs in ceremonies at Intiman Theater. A panel made up of representatives from the Washington Education Association, the Washington State PTA, the Seattle School District, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the UW, Washington Mutual Bank Foundation and the Alliance for Education selected winners from among the 200 nominees.

DO-IT helps young people with disabilities to develop technical, academic, social and self-advocacy skills so they can achieve success in the academic and career worlds, especially in fields such as science and engineering.

The program has received major national awards, including the National Information Infrastructure Award in Education and the President's Award in Mentoring.

DO-IT and the other award winners will be featured in a one-hour broadcast at 8 p.m. Feb. 23 on KCTS (rebroadcast at 1 a.m. Feb. 27).