Written by: The Learn and Serve – Michigan Team
The Michigan Community Service Commission, in partnership with Governor Rick Snyder, is currently accepting nominations for the 2011 Governor’s Service Awards. These awards are given to individuals, organizations, and businesses that are committed to service and volunteerism in their communities. The categories accepting nominations are:
- Governor George Romney Lifetime Achievement Award
- Outstanding Volunteer Program Award
- Corporate Community Leader Award
- Outstanding National Service Program Award
- Mentor of the Year
- Senior Volunteer of the Year
- Volunteer of the Year
- Youth Volunteer of the Year
One important category the Learn and Serve – Michigan team would like to highlight is the Youth Volunteer of the Year Award. We believe volunteer service that begins at an early age is often carried forward throughout life. This category recognizes and celebrates the efforts of young people age 21 and younger who take action to make his or her community a better place. Nominees may be involved in many activities or give significant time to one particular cause.
A celebration will be hosted by Governor Rick Snyder to pay tribute to five finalists, including the winner, in each of the eight categories in October of 2011.
Nominations must be postmarked by Tuesday, July 26.
Do you know someone you would like to nominate? Visit the Michigan Community Service Commission’s website at www.michigan.gov/mcsc for the nomination form and additional information on the 2011 Governor’s Service Awards!
What are young people doing in your community? Be sure to comment and highlight the hard work of the young people in our state!