Caring Youth Recognition
In March of every year, the cities of Golden Valley, Hopkins, and Minnetonka, in conjunction with the Hopkins and Minnetonka school districts and the Glen Lake Optimists, host a Caring Youth Recognition event to honor the caring contributions of area young people.
The 2013 event is set for Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka.
What qualifies a nominee as a Caring Youth?
A Caring Youth takes the initiative to identify a need in the community then volunteers in a way that helps meet that need. The nominee should have some personal passion for the cause for which they are volunteering, and it should be an activity that resulted in the nominee “stretching” themselves beyond their normal comfort zone.
Who can receive an award?
Nominees must be in grades 7 through 12 and meet one of the following criteria:
- Live or volunteer in Golden Valley, Hopkins or Minnetonka.
- Attend school in Hopkins or Minnetonka.
Volunteer work must be unpaid and not a requirement for a class, a co-curricular program, or an award received through another organization.
Who may nominate someone for a Caring Youth award?
- Young people may only be nominated by the organization they are serving.
- Nominations may not be submitted by a family member of the nominee.
How do I nominate someone?
Nominations for 2013 Caring Youth awards have closed. Please look for information in December 2013 about 2014 Caring Youth award nominations.
Selection process and awards information
- The selection committee will meet in mid-February to choose recipients.
- Caring Youth will be selected by the committee based on their personal commitment and their positive impact on the community. No set number of awards will be given.
- Award recipients, their nominators, their families, school personnel, city officials and members of the local media will be invited to an awards ceremony Thursday, March 21, 2013.