2017 Exemplary Youth Service Award

Note: Family and self-nominations will not be accepted.


Examples of types of service:



  • Arts & Culture: Efforts involving museums, performing arts, historical sites and programs; ethnic and cultural exploration and education programs; awareness and education for the arts. 
  • Community Service: Service to improve a neighborhood or community. 
  • Education/Literacy: Service in schools or community-based learning programs from youth to seniors. 
  • Environment: Environmental education, public awareness, protection and/or enhancement. 
  • Health and Special Needs: Service providing physical and/or mental health care; substance-abuse prevention and/or rehabilitation. 
  • Human Needs: Child care; youth and community recreation; services to the elderly, people with disabilities, families, and/or children; assistance to homeless or impoverished persons/families; veterans/military families; housing and short-term crisis resolution; or social services. 
  • Public Safety/Disaster Management: Education about safety, assistance in disaster preparedness or helping victims of natural disaster.
  • Social Justice/Advocacy/Economic Opportunity: Efforts to bring together diverse groups within the community that focus on creating and strengthening social ties and/or promote equity and justice. 

Recognition of all Volunteers:


All volunteers, nominators, and their guests will be invited to the City of Elmhurst Exemplary Youth Service Awards program at Sandburg Middle School on Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00PM. A dessert reception will follow. All nominated volunteers will be recognized as part of the program.

Selection of Exemplary Youth Volunteers:


The City of Elmhurst Commission on Youth will coordinate the review and selection of Exemplary Youth Service Volunteers by a panel of independent judges from the Elmhurst community. The nominations will be reviewed and scored by independent judges using a rubric that includes the criteria reflected in the application. Selection of exemplary volunteers is done via a blind review process.
Nominations will be accepted until March 10, 2017. Nominations received after this date will not be considered.

 

Exemplary Youth Award Nomination Form

Printable Exemplary Youth Nomination Form