Coming from a family of non-sportsmen John relied on outreach programs, books, relatives and neighbors to expose him to the outdoors and its activities. His multi award winning program is set up to do just that take students and show them the many opportunities outside their urban environment.
John has won several awards and is the author of two books. From the Hood to the Woods is the story of his life published in 2009. His second book, Beyond One Day, is a framework to help those who want to help children succeed and was published in 2015.
John Annoni's multi award-winning program is set up to do expose kids to the outdoors and its activities, taking students and showing them the many opportunities outside their urban environment.
Years of teaching
Camp Compass in 1994.
Originally started as an after-school conservation curriculum, it developed into a federally recognized 501c3 organization.
Camp Compass is a unified effort introducing urban students in grades five through twelve to various outdoor activities. During the sessions students are introduced and networked to numerous community businesses and working role models. The consequence is an educated population understanding selected careers, conservation, sportsmen’s philosophies and their activities.
with the community.
Community Perspectives: #Power30icbos
The ideas shared in this community blog are a product of research conducted by Community-Based Organizations over three years focused on how to create equitable partnerships between Science Institutions and Community-Based Organizations in underrepresented communities. The objective is to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The research stems from questions asked by community researchers to more than 30 other community organizations. It represents the community perspective. Read more about it here.
2016Lauretta Woodson AwardThe purpose of the Lauretta Woodson Recognition Program is to honor one educator and one support professional for doing an outstanding job within a district or school.
2013Under Armour's Next Generation Challenge HonorThis challenge by Under Armour was a fundraising initiative to help charities like Camp Compass gain awareness, recognition, and most importantly, resources.
2013WLEV Radio Honored Teacher
2010Lehigh County Bar Assoc.’s Liberty Bell AwardThe Liberty Bell Award is given each year by local bar associations in conjunction with Law Day to honor outstanding citizens within the local community.
2008OL25 National Honor
2007National Thank You Day Honor
2006NRCC Businessman of the YearThe National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is the Republican Hill committee which works to elect Republicans to the United States House of Representatives.
2005Spirit of Humanity Honor
2005St. Luke’s Hospital Shining Star RecipientSt. Luke's Hospital-Allentown honored six volunteers for their community work during their fourth annual Dinner by Starlight event to benefit the hospital's cardiac services.
2005Allentown Education Association’s Showcase Award
2005Pope and Young Stewardship AwardThe annual Caring Awards promote and honor acts of caring and humanitarian service around the country and internationally.
2003Victor Steckle Award
2003Delta Waterfowl’s Preserving the Legacy Honor
2002Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers Multi Award Winner
2001Disney’s American Teaching Award Multi NomineeDisney's American Teaching Award was developed to honor outstanding members of the teaching profession whose talent, commitment and creativity have a profound and lasting impact on our children and society.
2000Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association Youth Mentor Award RecipientFormed in 1950, the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association is the largest state outdoor writer organization in the country.
1999Safari Club International’s Educator of the YearThe strategic mission of SCI Foundation Education Sables programs is to further the understanding of our outdoor heritage, including the positive role of hunting, through the creation and support of wildlife and conservation education programs.
1999Pennsylvania Wildlife Federation’s Classroom Educator of the Year
1998McDonald’s Excellence in Education Award Winner