WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Do you know a mother who has gone above and beyond in serving her family and community? American Mothers, Inc. announced today that nominations for state Mother of the Year and Young Mother of the Year are now open to the public through November 15. To nominate a mother in your state, please visit http://americanmothers.publishpath.com/nomination-form.
For nearly 80 years, the Mother of the Year and Young Mother of the Year (for mothers under the age of 40) awards have been given to mothers who display extraordinary dedication and courage in serving those around them, from their own families to the world at large. Previous winners include women who founded international charities as well as women who adopted and raised underprivileged children.
“Every mother is asked to go above and beyond the call of duty, and we want to honor that spirit of service,” says Joan Braitsch, American Mothers president. “Whether it's a mother who stays at home or one who works over 40 hours a week, we're looking for mothers who make the world around them a better place.”
The only requirement to be nominated is to be a mother of at least one child either by birth or adoption. Each state winner serves a one year term, in which they're asked to represent American Mothers at media appearances, special events and organizational functions, including certain state conventions. Honorees will also be asked to support the 2014 Mom to Mom initiative, in which each state association will partner with a domestic violence center to help provide for women and children transitioning out of abusive relationships.
Each state winner is a finalist for the national Mother of the Year awards, to be announced at the annual AMI convention in Colorado Springs on April 24-26, 2014.
Nominations are also open for the Mother of Achievement award, which honors women whose positive influence, talents and community service has made a significant impact in the lives of children and families.
For more information or to submit a nominee, please visit AmericanMothers.org. Please follow us on Twitter at @AmericanMothers or on Facebook at Facebook.com/AmericanMothers
About American Mothers, Inc.
American Mothers, Inc. is a nonprofit organization for women and men who recognize the important role of motherhood through educational programs and community outreach. On an annual basis, American Mothers, Inc. selects the National Mother of the Year®, Young Mother of the Year, and Mothers of Achievement from candidates across the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. For more information about AMI, visit http://www.americanmothers.org or call 877-242-4264.