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Benefits of Being a Member of The Professional Association:

1. Scholarship monies up to $1000 are available for members with approximately $25,000 given  annually in support of training and development opportunities. 

 

2. $100 discount of your 2016 BGCA National Conference registration for the New Orleans conference

3. TPA has an excellent awards and recognition program (locally, regionally and nationally)  providing professionals with opportunities to be recognized for their individual  accomplishments. Recognition is done in the following categories:
  • Contribution to the Profession
  • Glenn Permuy Award of Excellence
  • Herman Prescott
  • Executive of the Year
  • Professional of the Year
  • Distinguished Service 
4. TPA promotes friendship and networking opportunities to aid and assist fellow professionals.  TPA serves as a symbol of commitment to the development of professionals and is a  responsibility that should be shared by all professionals within the BGCA Movement. 
5. TPA is an advocate for diversity and we work closely in promoting diversity in partnership with  BGCA. 
6. TPA has an established Code of Ethics and an Oath of Service, which state as their goals the  highest level of professionalism and service to youth. 
7. TPA, in partnership with BGCA, provides support towards the Academy of Boys & Girls Clubs  Professionals, BGCA Advanced Leadership Program, and the establishment and continued  collection of our Movement’s archives. 
8. TPA serves as a voice and in essence our “Bar Association” in promoting changes as well as  professionalism. This can be accomplished through local chapter meetings and initiatives  presented at our annual TPA General Assembly. 
9. TPA promotes growth development of new professionals through local chapters by providing  assistance with training and recognition opportunities.

10. MCEC training that gives Youth Development Professionals certification in their field.

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