Making A Difference Awards
Each year, the Health Partners Foundation invites Health Partners Plans employees to nominate under-recognized individuals and organizations who exemplify the Foundation’s mission to transform communities.
On Thursday, October 20, 2016, the Foundation presented two winners with the Health Partners Foundation Community Transformation Award and the Health Partners Plans Making a Difference Award. Additionally, one deserving young person received the Health Partners Foundation Junior Partners Award.
Here are the 2016 honorees:
Health Partners Foundation Community Transformation Award
Athletes C.A.R.E. is a non-profit organization built entirely by a group of ambitious Division 1 student athletes. Since 2012, hundreds of these players have used athletics as an avenue for positive change. The organization hosts a variety of events to encourage young people to be active, educated and involved in their communities.
The Phily Youth Poetry Movement provides a safe space for Philadelphia teens to discover the power of their voices through spoken word and literary expression. This volunteer-run organization believes that when youth take ownership of their voices, they take ownership over themselves.
Health Partners Plans Making a Difference Award
Anton Moore is the president and founder of Unity in the Community. For almost a decade, he’s made a positive impact on the lives of young South Philadelphia residents. Each year, he organizes several community events and arranges countless peace walks and activities to empower the community while trying to help end violence.
As president of Unite for HER, award honoree Sue Weldon is making a difference with her commitment to help women diagnosed with breast cancer. Diagnosed with breast cancer herself, she could not find a lot of resources for enhancing wellness and fulfilling emotional, spiritual and physical needs. She is serving as a true support system to individuals living with breast cancer by helping to bridge the gap between the medical and wellness communities.
Health Partners Foundation Jr. Partners Award
Dahkeem Williams has been involved with the William Trippley Youth Development Foundation for over a decade. As a young child, he played in the foundation’s first soccer league, Chester City Soccer Club (CCSC). Today, he is a CCSC coach, mentoring young children ages five to fourteen. Despite being a busy teenager in high school, Dahkeem still finds time to put these young kids first. His profound commitment to CCSC and its players is truly admirable!