WAKEFIELD — The Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth are proud to announce that Executive Director Margie Daniels received the 2024 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King Service Award from the Wakefield Human Rights Commission.
The award was given to Margie Daniels for her significant and tangible contributions in promoting the civil and human rights of all people. She was nominated for this honor by Wakefield Superintendent of Schools Dr. Doug Lyons.
Dr. Lyons said, “It is my pleasure to present the 2024 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Service Award to Margie Daniels, the Executive Director of MPY. MPY is a non-profit, community leader in creating cutting edge training and educational opportunities for School Leaders, Principals, Teachers, Special Educators, law enforcement and counselors on topics that include safety in schools, culturally responsive teaching, anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion, navigating loss and trauma, and restorative practices. Margie has led the organization in collaboration with schools and law enforcement. Additionally, the training and courses offered are in-person and in hybrid formats to increase accessibility.”
“I am extremely pleased that the Wakefield Human Rights Commission honored the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth’s Executive Director with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Service Award,” said President of MPY Tony Pierantozzi. “As the President of the MPY Board of Directors, I have long recognized Margie’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and continuous improvements for all students. MPY is indeed fortunate to have Margie as our Executive Director.”
About the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc.
Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides training, fosters collaboration, and develops programming to increase the health and safety of students. MPY is committed to bringing cutting-edge information and high-quality trainings to constituents and endeavors to provide solution-oriented, community-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to reducing and ideally eliminating risky behaviors for youth. MPY Programming reaches nearly 6,000 educators per year in Massachusetts, spread across approximately 300 districts, with more than 150 webinars and over a dozen conferences.
Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth is governed by a Board of Directors made up of school superintendents, police and fire chiefs, and other community leaders who work closely with MPY staff to deliver this mission. To learn more, visit: https://massachusettspartnershipsforyouth.com/.