2018 Youth Alliance Awards IMG 4573

Thursday, April 26, 2018
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel
Appleton, Wis.

The Youth Alliance Awards presentation is one of the Volunteer Center’s signature events and is the ONLY volunteer award & recognition program exclusive to young people under the age of 18.  The award program, started in 1994, seeks 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 Fox Cities 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. Of all nominations, one individual and one group is chosen to receive the The Fox Cities Youth Service Award in recognition of service to the  community.

IMG 4817The nominees for the 2018 Youth Alliance Awards have been announced!

Click the links below to read the names of 2018 Youth Alliance Award winners.

 

 

 

 

The nomination period for the 2018 Youth Alliance Awards is now closed. 

Award Ceremony:

  • All nominees will be recognized at the award ceremony at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel on Thursday, April 26, 2018.
  • Of all nominations, one individual and one group is chosen to receive the The Fox Cities Youth Service Award in recognition of service to the Fox Cities community.
  • Specific information about the Award Ceremony will be sent to you (the nominator) and the nominee(s) before the event.

Eligibility of nominees:

  • Must be in grades 1 through 12.
  • A resident of the greater Fox Valley area.
  • Service must be that which benefits Fox Valley residents.  

Nominating Procedures:

  • Nomination must be filled out completely and submitted via the form below.
  • Individuals or groups may nominate more than one candidate and may nominate themselves.
  • In the event of a large group nomination, the group will be allowed up to 5 individuals to accept the award at the Awards ceremony.
  • The decision of the Award Panel will be final.

Selection Criteria:

While a key component of the program  is recognition of committed youth volunteers, the  Youth Service Award winner will be the individual and group who have performed outstanding volunteer service in their communities. The Youth Service Award recognizes such service by elementary, middle and high school aged volunteers.

  • NEED: Nominee contributed a needed service to the community.
  • INITIATIVE: Nominee started new programs, used new methods to solve problems, initiated activities.  Involvement of the nominee was active, not figurehead.
  • ACHIEVEMENT: Nominee accomplished or eclipsed desired results. Volunteering for several volunteer organizations would also constitute a high level of achievement.
  • IMPACT: The activity or service produced positive changes and provided an example for other groups, individuals or society as a whole.
  • TIME: Amount of time devoted to the activity was significant.
  • CHALLENGE: Nominee overcame barriers or challenges, such as limited resources, physical or developmental disability, commitments to other volunteer or school projects or public perceptions of the problem.

Questions or comments, please contact Kristin at the Volunteer Center: 920-832-9360 or [email protected].

 

INDIVIDUAL nominees:
Megan Altekruse
Claire Boldt
Braden Bunnow
Joanna Carman
Will Curran
Hailey Johnson
Trevor Kislewski
Emilei Klapka
Logan Kroes
Madalynn Lamers
Madeline McCormick
Joe Nicholson
Aidyn Reetz
Hannah Roehrig
Annika Rossebo
Olivia Van Hammond

The 2018 Individual Youth Alliance Awards winner will be announced at the event on April 26. 

GROUP nominees:

Appleton East DECA
Appleton East High School Key Club – Eliza Carman, Joanna Carman
Appleton East PEERS/ TATU
Asha Keck, Rosa Keck
Claire Rettler, Lucy Morris, Josh Agius
Freedom High School
Isaiha Howard, Anthony Ramirez
Velocity Academy
Winneconne National Honors Society

The 2018 Group Youth Alliance Awards winner will be announced at the event on April 26.