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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Youth leadership award nominations sought

Bellevue Youth Link is accepting nominations now through May 14 to honor children and youth in elementary through high school who are making a positive difference in the community.

Bellevue Youth Link is a national award-winning youth leadership program established in 1990 by the Bellevue Parks & Community Services Department and Bellevue Public Schools.  The Community Leadership Awards were created in 1992 to recognize young people making a difference.  A committee of Bellevue Youth Link volunteers choose the winners.

Bellevue Youth Link will present the awards at a dessert reception and ceremony at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, at Bellevue City Hall. The event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. RSVP with Bellevue Youth Link at 425-452-2846.

Bellevue Youth Link will honor young people in the following categories:

1. Most Inspirational Youth – boy
2. Most Inspirational Youth – girl
3. Athlete – boy
4. Athlete – girl
5. Scholar – boy
6.  Scholar – girl
7. Youth Leader – boy
8. Youth Leader – girl
9. Diversity Champion
10. Environmental Champion
11. Youth Volunteer – boy
12. Youth Volunteer – girl
13. Elementary School Student
14. Middle School Student
15. High School Student
16. “Warming Hearts” Award

The nomination form can be downloaded from this page or picked up in school offices at public and private schools in Bellevue. Nomination forms are also available at Bellevue City Hall, community centers, Crossroads and Factoria Mini City Halls and Bellevue libraries.


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Contact Information

Family, Youth and Teen Services
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Helena Stephens, Manager
Phone: 425-452-2846
E-mail: hstephens@bellevuewa.gov

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