We are learners” and “We pursue impact“: These are two of our eight core values that help guide our organization. Our Camp Fire staff embody these values and we have a lot to celebrate when it comes to the caliber of our staff.

To that end, we’re thrilled to share THREE big announcements about some of the incredible things our team is doing!

Nikki Roe Cropp

Director of Program Effectiveness, Camp Fire National Headquarters

We are proud to announce that Nikki Roe Cropp has achieved her Praesidium Guardian certification! Nikki has been with Camp Fire National for almost 5 years but began her career with Camp Fire at a local affiliate—Camp Fire First Texas. Nikki is currently the Director of Program Effectiveness and in her role, Nikki oversees all aspects of program effectiveness – from curricula, to evaluation, to staff development. Nikki stated that “youth protection is fundamental to program effectiveness” and that you cannot “deliver effective programs without a strong abuse prevention framework.”

Since attending Certified Praesidium Guardian, Nikki’s work has revitalized the commitment to child abuse prevention and reminded everyone of their responsibility to protect youth. Thank you for all your hard work and congratulations on becoming a Certified Praesidium Guardian, Nikki!

“Nikki has worked incredibly hard, even outside of the bounds of her Impact Project, to ensure youth are safe. We are incredibly proud of her and look forward to her continued learning and growth! We know she will continue to make a profound impact.” – Praesidium Guardian Coach

Jason Peerce

Manager, Training & Development, Camp Fire National Headquarters

Jason Peerce is now on LEAD’s Board of Directors!

Let’s Empower, Advocate, and Do, Inc. (LEAD)’s work focuses on mental health, an issue that has a direct impact on every single person. As you can imagine, mental health is a particularly important topic these days and LEAD’s programming is booming, and the need for it is growing immensely as we approach the winter months.

“LEAD couldn’t be more excited to have your skills, talent, and camp perspectives on our Board as we enter the New Year!”

Hannah Patterson

Evaluation Manager, Camp Fire National Headquarters

Hannah Patterson has been included in the National Afterschool Association’s Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders!

NAA’s Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders identifies young leaders and recognizes and cultivates the talent of afterschool evangelists who have the potential to influence the field of afterschool for years to come. The selected emerging leader honorees will have: demonstrated contributions that have started to influence beyond individual programs to organizations and communities, a proven passion for developing themselves and others, active engagement in efforts to elevate the afterschool field, and demonstrated persistence in their work to grow as leaders.

“This group of leaders represents the creativity, dedication, and commitment of the best of our next generation of the afterschool profession. We are honored to recognize them because we know the important role strong leadership plays in promoting positive outcomes for the children and youth.” – Gina Warner, President and CEO, National AfterSchool Association