The Celebration of Youth Awards are open.
The awards, courtesy of the YMCA of southwestern Ontario, honour local youth whose outstanding talents and achievements have made a difference in their community with a $1,000 award.
The awards focus on youth who have demonstrated leadership, sensitivity to others, innovation, development of personal talents, overcoming personal challenges, and service to the community. Special consideration is given to youth faced with financial barriers.
Award categories include; agriculture and environment, apprenticeship, female apprenticeship, business spirit, champion of inclusive communities, mental health champion, leadership/entrepreneurship, health and wellness, health sciences, science and technology, sports and recreation, volunteerism and community service, and YMCA youth leadership.
Applications are currently being accepted online. The deadline is June 20 at 11:59 p.m.
For additional information regarding the Celebration of Youth Awards, visit www.ymcaswo.ca/celebration-youth-awards or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org