The Fox Cities Youth Service Award is presented to one individual and one youth group in recognition of service to the Fox Cities community. The awards seek to recognize the spirit of volunteerism, as found in future leaders of our community, and to encourage young people and adults to take hold of that same spirit in their own lives. All individuals and organizations throughout the Valley are encouraged to nominate any youth or youth group who has demonstrated a commitment to helping others and has succeeded in positively impacting the lives of others during the period from Jan. 1, 2016 through March 15, 2017.
IMPORTANT NOTE: While a young person’s accomplishments may not seem lofty enough to win the award, all youth who have made a commitment to volunteerism deserve to be recognized through your nomination. We encourage you to nominate one or more worthy young people. All nominees (individuals and youth group representatives) will be invited to attend and be recognized at the 24th Annual Fox Cities Youth Service Award Ceremony Luncheon on Friday, April 28th at Liberty Hall in Kimberly.
Nominations must be submitted by or submitted online or postmarked to the Volunteer Center by Friday, March 24, 2017.
- All nominees will be recognized at the award ceremony.
- All nominees will be recognized in the Post Crescent.
- Fox Cities Youth Service Award winners (individual and group) will be announced and recognized with awards at the ceremony.
- Specific information about the Award Ceremony will be sent to you (the nominator) a few weeks before the event.
Eligibility of nominees:
- Must be in grades 1 through 12.
- A resident of the greater Fox Valley area.
- Service must be that which benefits Fox Valley residents.
- Service must be performed during the period of Jan. 1, 2016 – March 15, 2017.
- Nomination must be filled out completely and in a word document that is emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Call Amy Geurden 832-9360, with any questions.
- Individuals or groups may nominate more than one candidate and may nominate themselves.
- The decision of the Award Panel will be final.
While a key component of the program is recognition of committed youth volunteers, the Youth Service Award winner will be the individual and group who have performed outstanding volunteer service in their communities. The Youth Service Award recognizes such service by elementary, middle and high school aged volunteers.
- NEED: Nominee contributed a needed service to the community.
- INITIATIVE: Nominee started new programs, used new methods to solve problems, initiated activities. Involvement of the nominee was active, not figurehead.
- ACHIEVEMENT: Nominee accomplished or eclipsed desired results. Volunteering for several volunteer organizations would also constitute a high level of achievement.
- IMPACT: The activity or service produced positive changes and provided an example for other groups, individuals or society as a whole.
- TIME: Amount of time devoted to the activity was significant.
- CHALLENGE: Nominee overcame barriers or challenges, such as limited resources, physical or developmental disability, commitments to other volunteer or school projects or public perceptions of the problem.