The City of Allentown is looking to honor outstanding young persons in the community.
Launched in 2012, the “Catch a Young Person Doing Something Right” campaign is a way to recognize the numerous young people who contribute to the well-being of Allentown.
According to Mayor Ed Pawlowski, “Allentown is fortunate to have many committed individuals and that desire extends to our young residents too. The campaign is a way of showing our appreciation.”
Residents are encouraged to submit names of youth they’ve “caught doing something right” in one of the following three categories:
Volunteerism – For assisting someone or improving a neighborhood or the community in general.
Scholastic Achievement – Notable academic improvement and/or academic excellence.
Going Over and Beyond the Call of Duty – for doing more than following the rules, such as making a good decision even when peers chose otherwise. For showing leadership skills, critical thinking, problem solving, maturity or conflict resolution.
Youth ages 7-18 years old, group nominations are welcomed; nominees may not be nominated by themselves or a family member; nominees must live in Allentown or go to school in Allentown; scholastic achievement nominations must be for an Allentown school; only one nomination is permitted per person.
Nominations are due by January 15, 2015. Nomination forms can be requested via an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 610 437-7679. Completed nominations can be mailed to City of Allentown, c/o Neighborhood Coordinator, 435 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101 or emailed to the email address previously listed.
Eight youths and one youth group were honored at a January 2014 reception at Life Church.