News: BPRYCS Seeks Youth and Prevention Leaders Award Nominations
|2/17/2023 12:00:00 AM
Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services Seeks Youth and Prevention Leaders Award Nominations
Bristol, CT – [February 17, 2023] – The City of Bristol Department of Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services is seeking nominations for the departments 31st Annual Youth and Prevention Leaders Awards, which spotlights and celebrates young people who are going above and beyond in service to the Bristol community. Youth and youth groups may be nominated by adults that benefited from a community service project or volunteerism of a Bristol young person.
Superintendent of Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services, Dr. Joshua Medeiros stated, “The Bristol Youth and Prevention Leaders Awards is an important program honoring the contributions of outstanding young people in the community”.
Nominations are open to individuals as well as groups and will be accepted until Friday March 31st, 2023 at 4:30pm. Applications are reviewed by the City of Bristol Youth Commission. Award recipients will be honored in front of friends, family, and community members at an annual ceremony held on May 10th.
“The longstanding program has grown in size over the years,” Medeiros continued “It’s motivating and encouraging to see so much inspirational work being done by Bristol’s’ young people. Our Youth Commission is looking forward to reviewing the 2023 nominees”.
The program has changed slightly this year to include recognizing prevention efforts in Bristol. Drug-Free Communities Program Coordinator, Michael Tingley, stated “Youth are integral to our community and often their efforts help address community concerns. Their contributions through volunteer work leaves a marked difference in the community and your nominations will help highlight the outstanding work of these incredible individuals”.
Mayor Jeffery Caggiano stated, “I am excited to see how many of our young people go above and beyond to serve our All Heart City through their extraordinary volunteer efforts. It is important to inspire the youth of Bristol to give back to the community in order to create engaged citizens of the future. I look forward to recognizing and acknowledging Bristol’s outstanding youth in person as we celebrate 31 years of Youth Service and Prevention in May.”