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“A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strengths, but by the strength of his heart.”
YOUTH WORK AWARDS
Youth workers are often the unsung heroes of the youth within our communities. They have a direct impact on the lives of our youth. These individuals often wear many hats - mentor, educator, counselor, and friend. Working with the youth isn’t just a job–it’s about helping restore the broken, holding hands with those fighting the fight of their life, and being the person whose lifting them up, encouraging them, and cheering them on. Individuals who are attracted to this line of work must have an intrinsic desire to improve the lives of young people.
Each year, UnifiedErie holds the Youth Work Awards to celebrate and honor youth workers at Erie County, Pennsylvania non-profits. At this year's awards ceremony, we had over 150 attendees, 82 nominations, and 13 award winners. It is a true honor to host a celebration for such a deserving group of professionals that often times receives little or no recognition. If you happen to know a youth worker, give them a big hug, NOMINATE them, and say THANK YOU! They are truly unsung heroes in our community and we are privileged to have some of the best in Erie County. Thank you for all you do!
Contact Jackie Spry at email@example.comU
A Youth Worker
"This Youth Worker embodies a constant, tireless example of what it means to see every individual child and teen who crosses their path as amazing, valuable, and worth investing in."
"I don't know where we would all be had this youth worker not stepped into our lives in such an extraordinary way."
HOW CAN I NOMINATE SOMEONE?
Who is eligible for nomination?
Only paid staff members (full-time or part-time) currently working at an Erie County, Pennsylvania non-profit organization. Volunteers are not eligible.
Who can nominate?
Anyone can nominate a youth worker - youth, parent of youth, supervisor, co-worker, and community members! You can only submit ONE nomination per year.
How do I submit my nomination?
Online nomination form submission is preferred.
Video submission are acceptable. Guidelines coming soon!
You can also send by fax: 814-824-2182 or by postal mail to: Mercyhurst University Civic Institute, Attn: Youth Work Awards, 501 E. 38th St., Erie, PA 16546
Nomination Deadline: September 20, 2020