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 2017 Youth Recognition Awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding achievement of youth and adults who work with and support young people. James Schell, 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 our amazing youth and mentors 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.
Rebecca Reed, Chair Jefferson County Youth Bureau Advisory Board shared, “that this opportunity is a great way for our community to recognize the dedicated efforts of our youth and the adults who devote their time and talents working with youth. The awards highlight and celebrate these accomplishments.”
The application may be found at co.jefferson.ny.us . The application deadline is Monday, March 20, 2017 by 4pm. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Stephanie Graf (315)788-8450 for additional information.
—Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County
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