New Oakville Youth Awards highlight outstanding young people in community

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Published March 8, 2024 at 4:45 pm

If you know an outstanding young person in Oakville, now’s your chance to nominate them for an award.

The Town of Oakville, in partnership with the Oakville Youth Action Committee (OYAC), a group of young volunteers working to foster positive experiences for youth in our community, is launching the Oakville Youth Awards.

The awards recognize young individuals between the ages of 11 and 19 in the Oakville community who have demonstrated exceptional talent, passion, and commitment and have made a contribution to the Town’s vibrancy and livability.

The Youth Awards include four categories that celebrate the achievements of youth in specific areas of excellence.

Emerging Leader Award recognizes youth who positively influence their peers, demonstrate leadership qualities, and make a positive impact as role models through motivation and mentoring, while showing a true passion for helping others.

Youth Artist Award recognizes those who demonstrate a passion for the arts, whether through music, theatre, or other cultural talents, and who positively represent and dedicate their talents to raising awareness of arts and culture among the youth community.

Youth Involvement Award recognizes youth who dedicate their time and efforts to local organizations or events, actively engaging in their community through volunteerism, employment, participation, and demonstrating a passion for helping others.

Youth Sports Award recognizes those who demonstrate a passion for sports and portray a positive image through their participation, volunteerism, or coaching within their chosen sport.

Nominations are open until April 2 at 11:59 p.m. The Town encourages parents, teachers, community leaders, and peers to nominate young individuals who have made remarkable contributions in the areas of arts, sports, community involvement, and leadership by completing the online form.

Two award recipients (one between the ages of 11 and 14 and the other between 15 and 19) will be chosen for each category. Nominees will be announced in April and invited to a celebration even taking place in May.

For more information, or to make a nomination, visit the Oakville Youth Awards page.

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