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Exemplary Youth Service Award

Group of KidsEligibility Requirements:The City of Elmhurst’s Commission on Youth is currently seeking nominees for its 2024 Exemplary Youth Service Award. Eligibility requirements include:

  • Volunteer must be an Elmhurst resident (Elmhurst address), live within School District 205 boundaries, or attend an Elmhurst school.
  • Volunteer must be elementary school age through senior in high school.
  • The award is focused on individual achievement.
  • The service must be voluntary and unpaid.
  • The service must have occurred between February 1, 2023 to present
Deadline March 1, 2024  to submit nominations. 

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

A ceremony will be held to honor the award recipients on April 30th at Christian Reformed Church at 7:00 p.m.

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:
  • The recipient will be recognized at city hall during a city council meeting with their guests also present. 

Selection of Exemplary Youth Volunteers:

The City of Elmhurst Commission on Youth will coordinate the review and selection.  Selection is done via a blind review process.

Nominations will be accepted until March 1, 2023. Nominations received after this date will not be considered. Please contact Jackie.Haddad-Tamer@elmhurst.org with any questions.

To complete an individual nomination form, please click here.
To complete a group nomination form, please click here