Outstanding Youth and Outstanding Youth Group Nominations are now CLOSED for 2023.
Winners will be announced on September 5, 2023.
*NEW - Nomination FAQ Webinar for 2023
Outstanding Youth: Presented to an individual youth volunteer (18 and under at the time of nomination) who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the promotion of philanthropy and volunteerism through their work in the community. This commitment and impact is demonstrated specifically through activities by the individual in Colorado. The individual acts as a role model for other youth in the community and generates interest in volunteerism. The winner will receive a $3,000 award for education expenses.
Outstanding Youth Group: Presented to a youth group (majority of members 18 and under at the time of nomination) that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the promotion of philanthropy and volunteerism through their work in the community. This commitment and impact is demonstrated specifically through activities in Colorado. The group acts as a role model for others in the community and generates interest in volunteerism. Preference given to youth-directed groups (for example, student councils). The group will receive a $3,000 award to assist in the continuation of its community work.
Outstanding Youth and Outstanding Youth Group have the option to submit ONE letter of support rather than two letters.
We encourage all youth and youth groups who have demonstrated a commitment to philanthropy to be nominated – no matter how small or big the effort -- we applaud youth and youth groups who want to make a difference in the community. If you know someone who deserves to be nominated, please fill out the forms and let each person or group know that what they are doing truly matters.
Let’s build philanthropy with our future leaders – representing all regions in our state – and let our community know of the promise and hope we have for our youth in Colorado.
Winners will be selected by a group of community leaders in August and the winners will be celebrated in November.
Check out videos from our winners from the past few years:
2022: Skye O'Toole
2021: Aimee Resnick
2020: Melanie Zhou
2019: Mia Garcia
OUTSTANDING YOUTH GROUP
2022: Montrose High School Interact Club
2021: Grandview High School Student Equity
2020: Smoky Hill High School Student Government
2019: Vilas Livestock 4-H Club