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Posted Apr 4, 2016

APT Receives National Award for Service to Children

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The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) announced today the winners of the 2016 Celebration of Service to America Awards, recognizing outstanding community service by local broadcasters.  In the category of “Service to Children,” Alabama Public Television was recognized as best in the nation.

The national award is based on APT’s highly successful series of electronic field trips Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement.  Led by a team of student reporters, the three-year series has provided ongoing community engagement to students, teachers, the greater Alabama community and the nation through interactive webcasts, print resources, a historical issues guide and teacher institutes. In 2015, two episodes commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Selma bridge crossing and the Montgomery bus boycotts were produced. They featured a speech by President Obama, a visit to the Rosa Parks Museum and more. Through the end of 2015, the project had reached 228,000 Alabama students and more than 1.3 million students nationwide.

"Local broadcasters are an essential part of the fabric of their communities," said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. “The NAB Education Foundation proudly salutes the recipients of this years’ Service to America Awards for their unwavering commitment to making a positive local impact.”

“We are extremely proud of this new national recognition of the efforts of our education team here at Alabama Public Television, and the innovative work they are doing to provide the best quality educational experiences for students here in Alabama and around the country,” said Roy Clem, Executive Director for APT. 

APT’s Project C electronic field trips have also won awards for Educational Media and Educational Program from the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) in 2015, and were nominated for a Southeast Regional Emmy Award in 2015.

Winners of the NABEF awards will be honored at the Celebration of Service to America dinner, held Tuesday, June 21 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

 

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