Lacombe’s Youth Unlimited accepting nominations for Leaders of Tomorrow

Program recognizes outstanding achievements of youth in the community

Central Alberta Youth Unlimited is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Leaders of Tomorrow Awards, which will be in Lacombe on April 11th

“It is a program that celebrates youth who volunteer in Lacombe and the district around it,” Dee Clark, youth engagement at Youth Unlimited, said. “First off, we need people to nominate youth who have went above and beyond with their volunteering and even just being kind to others.”

Anyone between the ages of six to 21 can be nominated and a winner will be selected later in March.

“After we get nominations, we have a scoring committee look at all of them and they choose one person in each of the four categories,” Clark said. “One person wins and they get the most prizes, but everyone nominated gets prizes, certificates and usually someone from the City will also give them a certificate.”

Nova Chemicals is the partnering sponsor on this project, which allows Youth Unlimited to have and Awards Night that really celebrates youth in the community.

“On April 11 we will have a big celebration to find out who won and it is a great way to celebrate them. This year we are hoping to have an event that is really fun for youth,” she said

Lacombe FCSS was the original founder of the awards before Youth Unlimited took over and Clark said they help show how youth really do make a difference.

It also inspires people. It inspires younger people and it inspires the older generations — they get to see how youth are making a difference,” she said.

Clark said they usually receive around 15 to 20 nominations, but they are willing to accept as many as possible to help ensure youth in the community are recognized.

“We have had all sorts of different people who have been nominated, from volunteering at the vet to volunteering at churches and even helping out kids at school who maybe feel uncomfortable or aren’t sure where they belong,” she said.

“We have also had people who have travelled overseas to volunteer before. There is also a lot of kids who volunteer at school and also participate in 4-H Clubs.”

We are willing to take on as many nominations as we can get. We want youth to be recognized for the awesome things they do,” Clark said.

If you would like a nomination form, you can email info@cayu.ca, dial 403 789 CAYO or pick one up at 5025 – 50th Street.



todd.vaughan@lacombeexpress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

40 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Alberta

Province’s central zone still has no active cases

Alberta reports just seven new COVID-19 cases

‘Today’s numbers mark an occasion to be celebrated’

Lacombe County Reopens Sandy Point Beach for the season

Signage is posted at the beach outlining public health orders

Still no confirmed active COVID-19 cases in Red Deer, central zone

There are 15 new confirmed cases were in Alberta, the province said Thursday

Lacombe’s Cilantro and Chive has ‘food on plates’ again

Dining room service opens within health guidelines

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The Lacombe Express covers the stories that matter to you and to our community

PODCAST: The Expert tackles the return of sports

Cam Moon, Joe Whitbread, Byron Hackett and Todd Vaughan discuss how sports can come back

Red Deerians protest against racism on Saturday

This was the third protest in the city this week

‘It’s brewing’: Inmates, guards worry about violence after COVID-19 lockdown

‘Thirteen weeks in a cage the size of your (bathroom) has been pretty devastating’

Feds sign $105-million deal with Bombardier for two new Challenger jets

Department of National Defence announced the deal with Bombardier on Saturday

‘Alarmed:’ Health critic calls for more data on COVID-19 in trucking industry

Public Health Agency of Canada does not collect information on long-haul truckers

Montreal man believes rough arrest caught on video was racially motivated

Montreal man believes rough arrest caught on video was racially motivated

N.B. police shooting of Indigenous woman leads to questions on ‘wellness checks’

N.B. police shooting of Indigenous woman leads to questions on ‘wellness checks’

Most Read