Engaging Youth in Leadership and Community Service

April 27, 2023
Crescent Room at Easterseals Early Learning Center

Doors open: 5:30pm • Program and dinner: 6:00pm
We’ll honor Make A Difference Grant recipients, graduating seniors, alumni, and volunteers and announce 2023 award winners and scholarship recipients. Ticket information coming soon!


Honoring Outstanding Youth

Our annual Hall of Fame Celebration honors amazing students, alumni, and volunteers who are making a profound difference through their service and leadership. Join us for an extraordinary evening celebrating the future of our community. 100% of funds raised supports local youth-led community service projects through YR’s Make A Difference Grant program.

2022 Hall of Fame Awards

Outstanding Alumni: Meghana Bhaskara & Sunil Bhaskara
Outstanding Volunteers: Dana Clayton & Jan Elsea
Robert “Scooter” Tiemann Servant Leader Award: Kate Coe & Gavin Kelley
Nancy Sieben Koehler Scholarship winners: Audrey Weyer & Aiden Hamilton
Outstanding Seniors: Caroline Bossman & Drew Early
Excellence in Leadership Award: Rupa Pona & Gus Sprandlin
Youth of the Year: Madison & Macey Hahn

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.

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!

Meet Madison & Macey Hahn, YR’s
2022 Youth of the Year Winners

Twin sisters, Madison and Macey Hahn are seniors are F. J. Reitz High School. They were nominated for their involvement with Smokefree Communities by their VOICE Adult Ally Kim Likenhus. Madison and Macey were 2 of the 5 teens selected as founding members of the VOICE Core Leadership Team, a statewide youth program with a mission to engage, educate, and empower young people as leaders and advocates in their communities and celebrate tobacco and vape-free lifestyles. 

During the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids project called Take Down Tobacco, they wrote letters to Indiana Legislators urging them to pass policies that protect the health of teens in our state by raising the state cigarette tax, taxing e-cigarettes, and ending the sale of all flavored tobacco products and spoke to state senators directly. They set up a resource table at Reitz High School and asked peers to sign a petition urging legislators to pass policies that protect teen health, and they regularly present to middle school students to help correct the myths and misinformation surrounding the epidemic of youth vaping and e-cigarette use, with an emphasis on JUUL and disposable e-cigarettes.





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