Second Annual Placer Youth Impact Award

Published on March 09, 2016

Do you know a high-school-age leader, innovator, community volunteer or against-the-odds achiever? The Placer County Youth Commission is recognizing outstanding local teens in its second annual Placer Youth Impact Awards. The Placer Youth Impact Awards, a dual scholarship and award program, was created by the commission last year as a way to recognize teens for their efforts to better their community.

Applications for the Youth Impact Awards are being accepted until April 4. There are five categories for recognition including: leadership, community service, overcoming adversity, applied talents and knowledge, as well as a group award for community impact. The winner from each category will be awarded a $100 scholarship sponsored by local organizations and businesses.

"The Youth Impact Awards not only serve to recognize those who deserve it most, but also serve to better unite our community and showcase youth impact," said Tyler Tate, Chair of the Youth Impact Awards.

"We hope that adults and peers encourage deserving youth to apply," said Commissioner Epsa Sharma. "These teens are active because they care; they aren't really looking for recognition. But it's great to know that someone's noticed how hard you worked to overcome a challenge or that they value your contributions to the greater good. Community recognition will boost their energy and the stories may inspire younger students to make a difference too."

All youth applicants will be invited to an awards dessert, April 24, from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. where the certificates and scholarships will be presented by the PCYC and the Placer County Board of Supervisors.

For more information about the awards and dessert event, email the PCYC or visit their website