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Catch a Young Person Doing Something Right

CITY TO HONOR 2019 YOUTH LEADERS

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 Ray O'Connell, "Allentown is fortunate to have many committed individuals and that desire extends to our young resident 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:

Winners are honored according to age groups in the following categories: 

  1. Volunteerism – for assisting someone or improving a neighborhood or the community in general. 
  2. Going Above 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. 
  3. Scholarship – Notable academic improvement and or academic excellence.

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 due by February 1, 2019. Nomination forms can be requested via an email to ismael.arcelay@allentownpa.gov or by phone 610 437-7743. Completed nominations can be mailed to City of Allentown, c/o Mayor's Office, 435 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101 or emailed to the email address previously listed. click here for nomination form.