Chemung County Youth Bureau

Awards

Each year, the Chemung County Youth Board and the community recognize the good works of individuals and agencies in delivering quality youth services in Chemung County.

DONAHOE AWARD

This award is given annually to an adult to recognize and honor outstanding contributions made to the youth and families of this community.  The award was established in 1984 and is named in honor of its first recipient, the Honorable Judge Daniel J. Donahoe.

We are looking for individuals who act beyond the ordinary requirements of their profession or daily routine.  Any adult who is or has been involved in service to youth and families and who has contributed to the quality of life in Chemung County in unique, creative and dedicated ways.  Members of the Chemung County Youth Board are not eligible for nomination while serving on the board.

Applications are available in early February of each year and are due back by mid March.  Please call the Youth Bureau for more information.

Award Winners

SYNERGY AWARD

This award was established in 2004 to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Chemung County Summer Cohesion Program.

This award is given annually by the Summer Cohesion Advisory Board to recognize an individual, group, or organization that has best demonstrated or exemplified the overall true mean of partnership and collaboration as it impacts the Chemung County Summer Cohesion Program.

For additional information contact the Youth Bureau at 737-2907.

2017 Award Winner: Village of Horseheads Recreation Department - Thorne Street Pool

PROGRAM EXCELLENCE AWARD

The award was established in 1987 and recognizes the special efforts of local youth service projects, programs, and events. 

Agencies do not qualify for nomination; only programs and events will be considered.  Nominated activities just be youth-oriented, and must have taken place in Chemung County.  (Programs should be in existence for a minimum of 1 year before being nominated.)

Applications are available in early February of each year and are due back by mid March.  Please call the Youth Bureau for more information, 737-2907.

2017 Award Winner: Arctic League Inc.

POLLY SANDERS SCHOLARSHIPS                              

This scholarship was established in 1995 for youth who have made a unique or significant contribution to the community or who have overcome a major obstacle in their personal life.   In 2002, the Chemung County Youth Bureau and Board renamd this scholarship in honor of Chemung County‚Äôs first Youth Bureau Director, Polly Sanders, who was a strong advocate for youth.

It is important for applicants to be good school citizens and be able to stand as a role model for other youth.

Two $750 scholarship winners will be selected. 

Applications are available in all Chemung County high school guidance offices in early January, or call the Youth Bureau for additional information.

2017 Award Winners: Michael Wells, Jr. & Aaliyah Williams

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