The Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback Award program recognizes volunteers throughout the state of Georgia (ages 13 and over) who exemplify leadership and dedication to bettering their communities. We know that many organizations rely on quality volunteers to create and facilitate programs that benefit many lives throughout the state of Georgia and this award is designed to recognize and reward these individuals.
Each month during the 2014 season, beginning in September, an Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback of the Month winner will be selected. Click here to view 2014 Community Quarterback Award Winners!
An Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback MVP will be selected by a panel of civic and community leaders and announced at the annual Atlanta Falcons Community Honors Dinner on Monday, December 15. The MVP will receive an additional $4,000 grant to the organization served.
Maureen Lok began volunteering with The Center for Children & Young Adults in 2001. Lok has managed the community garden as a volunteer for 13 years and can be found two days a week digging in the dirt on campus. As the volunteer garden manager, Maureen continues to lead and motivate her fellow Master Gardeners and works directly with the Youth Garden Club to instruct on how to prepare the ground, plant and harvest vegetables and fruit to farm to table. In 2013, CCYA farmed to table over 450 pounds of fresh produce from the garden. Lok continues to work tirelessly to engage new community partners to help support the expansion of the community garden as well as established a youth entrepreneurship project with Kennesaw State University to offer healthy cooking lessons which incorporate produce from the community garden.
The Center for Children & Young Adults was established in 1981 and began housing youth in 1984. Their mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment with comprehensive services for homeless Georgia youth and young adults ages 12-20 who have been abused, abandoned, neglected, or are at risk. Ultimately, CCYA wants to help teens who have no other placement or family resources to transition successfully into independence and self-sufficiency.