Engaging Youth in Leadership and Community Service


Thursday, April 25, 2024
The Crescent Room at Easterseals’ Early Learning Center
621 South Cullen Ave., Evansville, IN 47715

Doors open at 5:30pm | Dinner & program starts at 6pm
$10 for students | $25 for adults

Thank you to our Title Sponsor Indiana Members Credit Union!

Purchase tickets to the 2024 Hall of Fame Celebration


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.

2023 Hall of Fame Awards

Outstanding Alumni: Labria Reed & Nate Wire
Outstanding Volunteers: Jessica & Ryan Beal
Robert “Scooter” Tiemann Servant Leader Award: Stephanie Ramirez & Cam Smith
Nancy Sieben Koehler Scholarship winners: Shae Hailey & Gavin McMinn
Outstanding Seniors: Anika Paranjape & Jack Logan
Excellence in Leadership Award: Delaney Garland & Luke Fehrenbacher
Doug Pearson Humble Hero Award: Kat Gunter
Youth of the Year: David Montero

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 David Montero, YR’s
2023 Youth of the Year Winner

David is a senior at Harrison High School and the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center. He was nominated by his counselor Ethan Browning with the support of the entire Harrison High School Counseling Department, and they had this to say about their nominee: “David is courteous, kind, honest and authentic. He is a visionary, a strategic critical thinker, possesses effective communication skills, and has been gifted with a creative and open mind; however, more importantly he is humble and understands the importance and the value of hard work that he learned from his family.”

David started a project at his local church for Latino families in the community where he teaches a class each week educating families about their basic constitutional rights in an effort to ensure they are not discriminated against based on their ethnicity.

David is a member of the Criminal Justice and Safety program at SICTC, and has had the opportunity to intern with the Evansville Police Department with Public Safety officer Sergeant Anna Gray. David intends to pursue a career in law enforcement after graduation. 

David swims for Harrison and plays varsity football, where he was awarded Academic All-City honors. He is involved with Young Life and the youth group at his church. He also serves as a student representative on the Board of Directors of our local Big Brothers and Big Sisters, where he is both a mentor and recruiter. 



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