NJSACC is very proud to announce that Ms. Denise Sellers, Executive Director of Haddonfield Child Care (www.haddonfieldchildcare.org), has been selected as an
Afterschool Alliance Afterschool Ambassador!
The Afterschool Alliance’s Afterschool Ambassador program identifies afterschool providers and advocates of special achievement and helps them raise their voices in support of afterschool.
Selected from some of most effective afterschool programs and advocacy organizations in the nation, Ambassadors work every day to help keep kids safe, inspire children to learn and help working families.
They know firsthand the barriers and benefits that communities face in making afterschool available to all children.
The Alliance selects 15 to 25 Ambassadors from around the country each year, and then provides training, technical support, and modest funding for their Ambassadorial activities throughout the school year.
Many of you know Denise T. Sellers, she has been a longtime supporter of Afterschool in NJ and in the nation.
She manages the day to day operation of the HCC programs.
Sellers is a 1973 graduate of William & Mary, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree.
Prior to assuming the directorship of HADDONFIELD CHILD CARE in 1985, she was the Director of Therapeutic Recreation for the Mt. Laurel Convalescent Center, and has had extensive school experience as a special events coordinator, a preschool instructor and a teacher of children with special needs at the LARC School.
Denise has :
- served as a NJSACC Board Member
- a NJSACC Cluster Advisor
- Endorser for the NAA Accreditation System
- one of the crafters of the NAA National Code of Ethics for Afterschool
- A longtime advocate of special needs youth
- a member of the MAP (MAP to inclusive Child Care in NJ)
- She also is a recipient of the John Radig Award from NJSACC
The NJSACC Ambassadors program , we see as a feeder to build new state and national leaders in Afterschool.
As you can see, Denise is rooted firmly in Afterschool in NJ , that led to National involvement- and now this tremendous honor!
NJSACC is very proud of Denise T. Sellers !
Way to go , Denise!
NJ has had 2 others in the past selected as Afterschool Ambassadors Emeritus.
Since 2001, more than 80 individuals have served as Afterschool Ambassadors, working in their local communities and states to increase awareness of the need for afterschool, and to act as a voice for the afterschool movement.
These outstanding individuals work every day to build support for afterschool programs by reaching out to decision makers, increasing media and public awareness of the benefits of afterschool, and encouraging allies from the education, business, government, religious and other communities to support afterschool.
Orange Extended School Day Program, Orange , NJ
Sup. of Schools , Rosell, NJ