2012 Story County Youth Volunteer Awards
In celebration of National Volunteer Week and Global Youth Service Day, the Volunteer Center of Story County and Iowa State University Student Activities Center invite you to join us in recognizing the volunteer efforts of young people in Story County. Nominations will be accepted until March 23, 2012. An awards program and reception will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in the Sun Room of Iowa State University's Memorial Union.
Why is it important to recognize the volunteer service of Story County youth? Public recognition says "Thank You!" to those who have contributed in important ways to the community. It tells young people we appreciate them and encourages them to take leadership roles in Iowa in the future. Also, praise inspires imitation. Friends join with friends to volunteer, and many people can be affected by the example of one individual. In addition, these awards can help youth excel in their future educational and workplace endeavors. Many colleges look for community service in prospective students, and many businesses welcome employees who demonstrate community leadership.
Please nominate an individual or group you know in Story County under the age of 25 for their outstanding volunteer service in one of the following categories:
- Elementary school student or group
- Middle school student or group
- High school student or group
- College student or group
- Community volunteer or group
Award recipients will be notified by April 6th and invited to an awards program to honor their outstanding volunteer work. They also will be featured in local media stories.
Please help us honor the outstanding young volunteers of Story County. Use the nomination form enclosed or download a form from the Volunteer Center Web site at www.vcstory.org. Or contact us directly for more information (see contact information below).