Central Alberta Youth Unlimited (CAYU) is once again bringing Leaders of Tomorrow to the community of Lacombe.
Gregg Lockhart of Central Alberta Youth Unlimited said CAYU has happily worked with NOVA Chemicals on this initiative for over 30 years.
“It is an initiative to recognize youth in the community who are giving back to the community. Central Alberta Youth Unlimited partners with NOVA and we the leading entity on getting the news out that we are looking for nominations of youth from schools, churches, service groups, hospitals,old-age centres and anywhere where students are giving back,” he said.
Nominations can be made in the four age ranges of: 6-12 years, 13-15 years, 16-18 and 19-21.
“What we are looking for is how extensively involved these individuals are in their activities, what impact they have, the time they give back, their leadership qualities they show and other qualities like that —anyone who has been dedicated and gives back to their community,” he said.
Lockhart said Leaders of Tomorrow helps CAYU fulfill one of their goals of bringing hope and wholeness to young people.
“We dig youth and we want to inspire them and show we are inspired by them. Anytime we get to recognize them, especially when they are exceptional, it is really important to us as an organization,” he said.
The deadline original was in February, but U has extended that until at least March 6 in order to recognize the largest amount of young people.
“We have sent out nomination packages and they can also pick up those packages at CAYU. We have posters up around schools and business and at FCSS as well. There are also links online,” he said.
Nominees and winners will be recognized on April 16 during Alberta Volunteer week.
“We are looking for more nominations and we are excited about the ones coming in. If you know anyone who exhibits dedication and excellence in any volunteer activity — we want to recognize anyone,” he said.