In the face of adversity throughout this last year, who have you seen persevere in service and encouragement? All too often the volunteer efforts of engaged citizens remain unseen or forgotten. The Rise & Shine Volunteer Recognition Celebration is an occasion to recognize the generosity of so many eligible volunteers. On Tuesday, June 8th (8:00AM – 9:30AM), we hope that you will join us to virtually celebrate the 2021 Rise & Shine Award recipients. An Empower Youth Network Board committee will select the final recipients.
Due to COVID, we will not be holding the breakfast, and will instead gather the awardees and their nominators in-person and invite the community to join us virtually as we celebrate those who make our valley shine.
The nomination categories are:
Community: A volunteer in our community that goes above and beyond by chairing an event or someone who volunteers in the background. This person works hard putting together an event that benefits the entire community at large that includes our youth.
Business: A business that goes above and beyond by sponsoring, donating, or helping with the youth in our community. This is the business that always steps up to help and goes out of its way to contribute when asked or even when not asked; they just heard about the activity.
Youth: A youth in grades 4-12th, this person is motivating their peers, volunteering or helping. Someone that is self-motivated.
Volunteer: This volunteer works directly with the Empower Youth Network. They may be behind the scenes or the chair person. They are always dependable and there when you need them. They can be any age from 4th grade up to adult.
Champion: This person is someone who is always talking about and supporting the Empower Youth Network. They help promote activities that the Network is working on; they are an Empower Youth Network champion. They are behind the scene supporting the Empower Youth Network where ever they can. This person may be a volunteer, business person, administrator, politician etc…
Nominations are currently being accepted through April 30, 2021.
Rise and Shine Volunteer Nomination Form 2021Respond to each question. Note how the volunteer efforts are not a part of the nominee’s employment responsibilities.