Youth Resources strives to empower youth to make a positive difference within our society through understanding and action based on effective and compassionate leadership and civic engagement. As a part of that mission, we love to recognize the youth in our community who are impacting their schools and organizations with volunteerism, leadership and service to others. To honor those students, Youth Resources will name a Youth of the Year based off the recommendations of adults in the community.
Eligibility & Process:
- Students ages 5-18 in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Gibson, Posey & Spencer counties are eligible for nomination for Youth of the Year.
- The student does not have to be involved with Youth Resources to be nominated.
- Members of Youth Resources’ staff will review nominations and submit them to YR’s Board of Directors for a vote.
- The winner will be announced at YR’s annual Hall of Fame Celebration on April 25, 2024.
- All nominees are invited to attend with their families!
Nominations are due by March 22, 2024.
To nominate a student for Youth Resources’ Youth of the Year:
- Fill out the nomination form below.
- If you are not the nominee’s parent/guardian, you may need to collect some information from the nominee’s parent/guardian to complete the form.
- Please include as much specific detail and description as possible in your responses.
- The more you information you include, the better we know and understand your nominee.
- Youth Resources will use only the information included in nominations to select the Youth of the Year winner.
- Excerpts from nominations may be shared on YR’s website and social media channels.
- Upload a clear, up-to-date, digital photo of the nominee below.
If you are a family member of a student, we encourage you to ask someone outside of the family to nominate your student – a teacher, coach, youth pastor, mentor, etc. – especially someone who can detail specific instances in which this student has served and led others. That being said, family nominations will always be accepted and do not receive any less attention from YR’s Board of Directors as they compile their scores.