Engaging Youth in Leadership and Community Service

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Honoring Outstanding Youth

We know there are awesome students and adults doing incredible things in our community. Our Hall of Fame honors them through a number of awards at an annual celebration.

2019 Hall of Fame Awards

Outstanding Alumni: Mallory Hood & Trent Engbers
Outstanding Volunteers: Lisa Seif & Jim Martin
Robert “Scooter” Tiemann Servant Leader Award: Hadley Mosby & Evan Englert
Nancy Sieben Koehler Scholarship winners: Alice Zhang & Dalton Crowell
Outstanding Seniors: Grace Martin & Seth Humphrey
Youth of the Year: Ankush Dhawan

All proceeds benefit Youth Resources’ Make A Difference Grants.

If you would like to support the Hall of Fame as a sponsor, please contact jessica@youth-resources.org for more information.

Youth of the Month Winners


Mason Myers

New Tech
Read Mason’s story


Ethan Eichholz &
Blake Miley

Oak Hill Elementary School
Read Ethan & Blake’s story


Josh Shull

Bosse High School
Read Josh’s story


Garrett DiDomizio

Reitz High School
Read Garrett’s story


Mallory Weber

Mater Dei High School
Read Mallory’s story


Adrianna Carner

Thompkins Middle School
Story coming soon!


Jack Watson

Signature School
Read Jack’s story


Abby Regacho

Memorial High School
Read Abby’s story


Amanda Deutsch

Thompkins Middle School
Read Amanda’s story


Marissa Riordan

Mater Dei High School
Read Marissa’s story

Nominate A Student For Youth of the Month

Students ages 5-18 are eligible for nomination. YR’s Board of Directors reviews each
nomination packet and chooses that month’s honoree. Nominations must be submitted
by the 25th of each month. If a student does not win in a given month, the same student
may be nominated in a different month. For example, Joe Smith could be nominated in
September, October, and November.

Youth of the Month winners are automatically included on Youth Resources’ Youth
of the Year ballot. YR names the Youth of the Year at our annual Hall of Fame Celebration.

Nominate A Student Here!

Michael & Mary Schiff
2018 Youth of the Year Winners

Youth Resources is proud to announce that Memorial High School seniors Mary and Michael Schiff are the recipients of the organization’s 2018 Youth of the Year Award.

Both Mary and Michael were named Youth Resources’ Youths of the Month in August 2017, making them candidates for the Youth of the Year Award. The twins were surprised by the honor on Thursday, April 19, at Youth Resources’24th annual Hall of Fame Celebration held in the Woodward Hospitality Center at St. Benedict Cathedral School.

“Community service is at the heart of all that we do at Youth Resources,” Youth Resources’ Make a Difference Grants Program Coordinator Jessica Fehrenbacher said while announcing the Schiffs as winners. “No pair of students reflects this type of service mentality more than Michael and Mary Schiff.

Fehrenbacher told the sold out crowd of around 275 people about the twins’ involvement in Youth Resources’ TEENPOWER and Teen Advisory Council programs (both are members of TEENPOWER Youth Staff and serve on TAC’s Executive Board), as well as their commitment to Holy Rosary Catholic Church, where they have been servers for many years.

At Memorial, Mary is involved in the theatre program and sings at Mass. She also volunteers at a soup kitchen. Michael is a member of student council and has held several leadership positions as a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 312. He recently became an Eagle Scout thanks in part to his work to improve a 600-stone walking path at Memorial. Both Mary and Michael are members of National Honor Society.

“It’s really good to get involved with the community and a good way to give back to the community that built me,” Michael said previously about his dedication to service. Mary added, “High school is right now, but service will be forever. It gives me a plan for my future and an outlook on what I might want to do.”

Mary plans to attend Indiana University and Michael will head to Purdue University in the fall.

During the Hall of Fame Celebration, several students had the opportunity to share the ways in which they utilized grant funding provided by Youth Resources’ Make a Difference Grants program.

Gavin McMinn and Isabelle Hamilton, students at St. Benedict Cathedral School, explained how they and other students in the school’s TEENPOWER Club served meals to firefighters during the week of 9/11 and offered lunch to veterans in honor of Veterans Day. They also talked about the PowerFest event they are planning.

Kabir Sheth, a sophomore at Signature School, talked about the after school math program he organized at Delaware Elementary School.

St. Wendel Catholic School fourth graders Allena Jo Storey, Grant Wenger and Kaleb Rheinlander told guests about the care packages they sent to members of the military.

In addition to the formal presentations offered by these three grant recipients, they, along with representatives from Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School and additional students from St. Wendel, Thrive and Patchwork Central set up informational displays about their Make a Difference Grant projects so that guests could learn more about them.






Anderson Companies
Lisa Seif



Don & Karen Apple
Ryan & Jessica Beal
Aaron Brothers
Christen Mogavero
Tom & Gail Shetler
Jordan & Robin Whitledge


Ross & Candace Chapman
Jan & Pat Elsea
Chase & Donny Kelley
Sarah Krampe & Alec Kelley
Carlada & Shemario Patterson
John & Katie Schenk
The Shafer Family
Reed & Lori Schmitt
Tamara & John Skinner
Chip & Melissa Tiemann
Kathryn & Jim Zelle


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