Catalyst for Positive Change Awards

Syntero will host its 30th Annual Catalyst for Positive Change Awards on Friday, April 16, 2021. The awards will honor Central Ohio high school students who exemplify Syntero’s values of integrity, empowerment, innovation and inclusiveness, as well as resilience during these difficult times.

This year’s theme is “Celebrating Resilience”!

Catalyst for Positive Change Awards

Syntero’s signature event, Catalyst for Positive Change, recognizes outstanding high school students who are committed to helping families and individuals in their communities.

2014 Annual Awards Breakfast Catalyst for Positive Change

May 9, 2014 @ 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM | $150

Image 12-16-13 at 3.44 PMThe All Star Salute awards breakfast is a historical fundraiser to support our school based services which include prevention, teacher trainings and consultation, parent education and coaching, specialized groups for at risk students, grief response teams, and trauma services. The event was created in 1992 to honor a group of outstanding high school students for their achievements in academics, school activities and for their contributions to the community.

On January 1, 2013 Dublin Counseling Center and Northwest Counseling Services merged to become “Syntero” which is the Greek word for “support.” We are transforming as an agency to reach out to the community in more ways than ever before due to our newly combined strengths. For this reason, a decision was made to reframe the focus of the “All Star Salute” to be more aligned with our agency’s focus on being a catalyst for change in the lives of individuals, families and communities. Our breakfast ceremony, “Catalyst for Positive Change” will focus on students who:

  • are involved in making the lives of others better;
  • actively involved in their community at large;
  • embody the characteristics of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

80 students from sixteen participating high schools will receive this special recognition; it
also brings school, business and civic leaders together to pay tribute to such an impressive group of students and their families.

Too often our clients are faced with problems and risks such as violence, drugs, depression,divorce, and stress. To help them cope, prevention and educational services are vitally important to the future of the agency and the northwest communities we serve. Your support will help us reach all the children and families who need our help.

Show you care by lending your support to these outstanding students, their families and their high school communities! Reserve a table for your business or organization, or donate your table to a group of students and their parents. Table sponsors are recognized during the breakfast, and all sponsors are listed in the Catalyst for Positive Change Program.

This year’s event will be held on Friday, May 9th, 2014 at the Boat House at Confluence Park located at 679 W. Spring Street. Our keynote speaker will be David Brown, founder and creative director of The Harmony Project. Harmony Project connects people from different generations, points of view and cultural experiences through musical training and performance while working side-by-side in collective community service. (For more information on the Harmony Project, visit their website at Our emcee will be Colleen Marshall, Co-Anchor, NBC 4. If you would like information about this event, please contact Mary Ann Lewandowski at (614) 273-2951.

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