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The Youth Alliance Awards presentation is one of the Volunteer Center’s signature events.  This awards presentation was started in 1994 by a group of representatives that worked with amazing youth that they wanted to highlight and thank for all the service they provide in our community.

The structure has not changed much since that first event. The Fox Cities Youth Service Award is presented to one individual and one youth group in recognition of service to the Fox Cities community. The awards seek to recognize the spirit of volunteerism, as found in future leaders of our community, and to encourage young people and adults to take hold of that same spirit in their own lives. All individuals and organizations throughout the Valley are encouraged to nominate any youth or youth group who has demonstrated a commitment to helping others and has succeeded in positively impacting the lives of others during the period from the January of the previous year to the nomination period prior to the spring event.

The Fox Cities Youth Service Award is presented to one individual and one youth group in recognition of service to the Fox Cities community. The awards seek to recognize the spirit of volunteerism, as found in future leaders of our community, and to encourage young people and adults to take hold of that same spirit in their own lives. All individuals and organizations throughout the Valley are encouraged to nominate any youth or youth group who has demonstrated a commitment to helping others and has succeeded in positively impacting the lives of others.

The Fox Cities Youth Service Award is presented to one individual and one youth group in recognition of service to the Fox Cities community. The awards seek to recognize the spirit of volunteerism, as found in future leaders of our community, and to encourage young people and adults to take hold of that same spirit in their own lives. All individuals and organizations throughout the Valley are encouraged to nominate any youth or youth group who has demonstrated a commitment to helping others and has succeeded in positively impacting the lives of others.

Claire Boldt
Rosie Cobb
Sydney Daul
Sophie Heinan
Bradley Jones
Thomas Kiesnowski
Emilei Klapka
Mia Kohls
Holly Krabbe
Robbie Nealy
Christian Pitsch
Drake Quick-Laughlin
Sydney Reinhard
Zachary Scharenbrock
Derek Schmidt
Sam Schubbe
Morgan Steinfeldt
Aaron Strauch
Olivia Van Hammond
Huachewh Vang
Elijah Yang

Appleton East Peers
Appleton East DECA
Saving Paws Animal Rescue:
Rachel and Brooke Jahner
Xavier Key Club
Youth Go Haunted House Co-Leaders:
Dayton Dewall, Bailee Kasbaum, Maggie Reagan, Devyn Arwood

Congratulations to the group winner, Xavier High School Key Club! 

Ann Van Hout, Rachel Westra, Alma Martinez, and Xiaoya Wang

The youth members that are a part of The Xavier Key Club have shown an initiative and dedication that is second to none. Some of the projects they took on this year included a free community Halloween party attended by over 100 children and their parents, and organizing the Thanksgiving Food Basket Project at Xavier High. They have taken over organizing and serving dinner once a month at Homeless Connections in Appleton. They planned the 15th annual Homeless Vigil, where club members stayed awake all night long to do service projects every hour which included things like making pet toys for the humane society, making blankets for Harbor House, and decorating socks for the children at St. Elizabeth’s hospital. They also have several members who visit the residents at Brewster Village for monthly games of bingo. The Xavier Key Club members have had an immense impact on the community and spent hundreds of hours making sure each service project was well-executed. The smiles of appreciation they receive from citizens at their events is enough to reassure them that their efforts are, without a doubt, definitely making a difference.

Congratulations to the individual winner, Huachewh Vang!

Huachewh Vang is a student at Appleton West who took up a personal mission to recruit 50 of his classmates to join the Appleton West forensics and debate team after hearing the current forensics coach would be retiring.  Huachewh developed a recruitment program of his own that included not just an orientation session for new participants, but a successful summer picnic in which Appleton North students were invited as well.  Huachewh has continued to take the lead throughout his senior year of high school by setting up a directory with names and email addresses, as well as volunteering his time to meet with new members every week. Huachewh believes in the mission of forensics to enhance students’ public speaking ability and self-confidence, and next year when he attends college, he still intends to continue working with the forensics club at West.