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Nominations open for the 2016 Douglas County Youth Initiative’s Outstanding Youth Awards

CASTLE ROCK - The Outstanding Youth Awards, hosted by the Douglas County Youth Initiative, celebrates, recognizes and honors Douglas County youth aged 13-19 who have overcome, or overcoming, some type of adversity and who have created positive change in their lives. The awards program will provide businesses, the community-at-large, and civic leaders an opportunity to demonstrate their belief and support of young people in our community.  The Douglas County Outstanding Youth Awards will focus on teenagers who have triumphed over great odds and who serve as inspirations and role models.
 

Nominations are now being accepted for the Outstanding Youth Awards
Deadline: March 31, 2016

Printable Form – after completion please return by mail or fax as directed on the form.
Online Form  – submit the form online

Mission of the Youth Award
To identify and recognize 10 teenagers, 13-19, who reside in Douglas County, who have overcome obstacles and risen to challenges life has presented.

Other details

  • For the teens who are awarded, a dessert reception will be held from 6-8pm, Douglas County Commissioner’s Hearing Room, 100 3rd St., Castle Rock, on April 25, 2016
  • Students selected will be invited along with their families
  • Nominators are also invited and will be asked to share the reasons why they nominated their award winner
     

Students selected will receive:

  • Signed letter from the Elected Officials recognizing their achievements
  • $100 certificate for educational or activity fees to be redeemed at a later date
  • County-wide recognition of their award
     

Questions? 
Call or email: Marsha Alston, 330-688-4825, 5327 or malston[at]douglas.co[dot]us

 

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