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Nominate an Outstanding Youth

Nominate an Outstanding Youth

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.

“We have some fantastic young people in Allentown who deserve recognition,” said Mayor Ed Pawlowski. “This is an opportunity for members of the community to show how much they appreciate them. I am hoping that dozens of people will take a few minutes to nominate the youth of the city who are taking that extra step.”

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.

Criteria: 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 February 3, 2017.  Click on the following for a Nomination Form.  2017 Allentown Catch a Young Person.docx . Completed nominations can be mailed to City of Allentown, c/o Mayor’s Office, 435 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101 or emailed to


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