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
– For assisting someone
or improving a neighborhood or the community in general.
Achievement – Notable
academic improvement and/or academic excellence.
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
Nominations are due by February 3, 2017. Nomination
- 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.