This category recognizes youth who have made an outstanding contribution to the local community by motivating and empowering young people.

Candidates will be scored on the following criteria:

  • Creating or significantly supporting opportunities for youth to participate in a program, event, project, council, etc.
  • Contributing to make opportunities for youth sustainable and ongoing
  • Motivating and empowering youth in the local community.
  • Acting as a role model and mentor for youth, embodying “service above self”, while encouraging/increasing peer involvement in community service. 
  • Providing ongoing leadership, direction, encouragement and support of youth