Youth Appreciation Awards

Local educators, school staff, mentors, coaches, and youth-serving professionals are encouraged to nominate a young person they work with for the 2023 Youth Appreciation Awards offered by Alliance for Community Transformations (ACT).

The Youth Appreciation Awards recognize Bennington youth for their leadership, kindness, and efforts to make the community a better and healthier place. For example, nominees may be lending a hand to family members, younger youth, or neighbors in need; making a difference through activism; using their creativity to beautify a school or neighborhood; or demonstrating determination and resilience in overcoming life challenges.

One student will be honored in the following categories: PK, K-3, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Winners will be announced in May, which is recognized as Youth Appreciation Month in Vermont. Youth events will be held throughout the month in celebration of young peoples’ contributions to the Bennington community.

All youth who are currently students in the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union (SVSU) geographic area are eligible (private and home-schooled students welcome). Nominations are due by Monday, May 8th, 2023, and can be submitted online here.

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