“Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.” ~Aristotle
In the similar spirit of the Great Initiative Award, we know there are talented, generous youth in our communities doing charitable projects of their own. The Youth Initiative Award was created just for them. The award is eligible for youth age 18 and under who were the primary organizer of a charitable program or project. A $1,000 stipend to support their work is available to the winner.
To nominate someone for the Youth Initiative Award, review the Award Guidelines, complete the Nomination Form and include at least one letter of support from a member of the community that can attest to the charitable work being completed by the nominee.
The Youth Initiative Award recipient is announced at the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine’s Annual Celebration held in mid June.
Past Recipients of the Youth Initiative Award:
Grace Longlett for fundraising and spreading awareness for the Ronald McDonald House Charity.
Kyle Hoffman for developing and delivering STEM education programs at the Flickinger Learning Center Summer Camps.
Caleb Hoffman for initiating and developing STEM education programming.
Emma and Abigail Yerington for Coins for Christmas to assist the homeless.
Erin Lagone and Katie Friederichs for a mentoring program for elementary students by high school students.
Hart Goldman for expanding the Muscatine High School’s library nonfiction holdings.
Giles Joslyn for String Fest concerts to purchase instruments for students in need.