WATERTOWN, N.Y. — Jefferson County Youth Bureau Advisory Board in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County announces the application for annual youth recognition awards. The 2020 Youth Recognition Awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding achievement of youth and adults who work with and support young people. Karen Marcum, Jefferson County Youth Bureau Director shares, “This is one of my favorite parts of the work that we do. It’s such an honor to recognize the youth and adults in the community.”
There are three youth awards: 1) Youth Leadership Award recognizes a young person who has been involved in leadership roles in the school or community. 2) Youth Overcoming Odds Award recognizes a young person who has made significant improvement representing a long term behavioral or attitude change. 3) Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award recognizes outstanding volunteer contributions. The three adult awards are: 1) Outstanding Adult Youth Worker is for an individual who has paid employment in the youth service, recreation, or education field and has made significant impacts within a school and/or community. 2) Promising Ability in Youth Services Award is for an individual who has shown outstanding ability and has demonstrated a commitment to a career working with young people. This awardee must have entered the youth service, recreation, or education field within the last three years. 3) It Takes A Community Award is for an adult who is not employed in the youth service, education or recreation field, but has shown an outstanding commitment to bettering the lives of young people and their families.
The application may be found at co.jefferson.ny.us. The application deadline is Monday, March 16, 2020 by 5pm. The applications may be mailed to Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County, Stephanie Graf 203 North Hamilton Street, Watertown, New York 13601 or emailed email@example.com. Please contact Stephanie Graf (315)788-8450 for additional information.
–CCE of Jefferson County
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