Friday, February 4, 2011

Nominations being taken for youth award

The city of Brighton, through the Adams County Metropolitan Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award (MMCYA) program, is seeking nominations for youth ages 13 to 19 who have overcome personal adversity and created positive change in their lives. This award program seeks to recognize local teenagers who have triumphed over challenging circumstances and now serve as inspirations and role models to their friends, families, and community.

Nomination forms are available at the Brighton Recreation Center, or to receive one by mail or e-mail, contact Ruth Anderson, 303-655-2207 or Forms must be submitted to Ruth Anderson, Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601 or e-mailed to, no later than Friday, March 4.

The Adams County MMCYA is a two-tiered program that honors nominees at a local and county level. All teens nominated for this award will be formally recognized at a City Council meeting in their respective cities in March. A screening and selection process on March 10 will determine which nominees will be honored at the county level.

Twenty-one youth from Brighton and the surrounding communities of Thornton, Northglenn, Hyland Hills, Commerce City, Westminster and unincorporated Adams County will be screened and chosen to be honored at the county level, and will be invited to attend a banquet award ceremony at the Riverdale Country Club in Brighton on April 15.

This award encompasses youth in traditional classroom settings, youth who have not finished school, youth in group homes, youth in alternative schools, and emancipated youth.

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