County seeks nominations for Outstanding Youth Awards

The Chesterfield County Department of Youth Planning and Development is seeking nominations for the 2011 Outstanding Youth Awards. Youths who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their communities, neighborhoods or schools, and adults who have contributed positively to the development of youths in the county, are eligible. All nominees must be Chesterfield County residents. Chesterfield County Youth Planning and Development must receive the completed nomination forms by 5 p.m. Friday, April 8.

Youth nominees must be 12-18 years old and must have demonstrated one or more of the following traits: courage, compassion, leadership, and community or school service.

Adults older than 18 who have demonstrated fortitude, service or mentorship while serving youths in Chesterfield are eligible. Chesterfield County Youth Planning and Development must receive the completed nomination forms by 5 p.m. Friday, April 8.

Nominees and winners will be recognized at the 28th Annual Outstanding Youth Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 28, 7 p.m., at L.C. Bird High School. The event is sponsored by the Youth Services Citizen Board and Midlothian Kiwanis Club.

To find a complete list of eligibility requirements and the nomination forms, visit chesterfield.gov (Click on the Departments tab in the top left corner, select Youth Planning and Development and click on Youth Awards Program). For more information, call 804-796-7100 or e-mail youthservices@chesterfield.gov.

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