Teen Cornwall and Kawartha Credit Union create Youth Volunteer Awards

November 06, 2012

Teen Cornwall and Kawartha Credit Union have partnered together to create the Youth Volunteer Awards, which will honour extraordinary high school students of the Cornwall area whose outstanding volunteer achievements have contributed to the well-being of their community and fellow community members.

“Kawartha Credit Union is very proud of its community involvement program and our new partnership with Teen Cornwall. The Youth Volunteer Awards are not about students’ marks, but about the mark they leave on the community,” said Jon Begg, Kawartha Credit Union’s Strategic Alliances Manager and Youth Volunteer Awards committee member.

Joining Mr. Begg on the Awards committee board are Teen Cornwall Vice-Chairs Nada Kovinich and local boxing champion Tony Luis, Councillor David Murphy, and Andre Pommier.

Three post-secondary bursaries of $1,500 will be presented annually to youth who will be nominated and selected based on their community involvement.

Qualifying students will be those within the city district, attending either St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Holy Trinity, La Citadelle, l’Héritage, St. Lawrence Secondary School, or Cornwall Collegiate & Vocational School. He or she must be pursuing post-secondary education and demonstrate excellent community service.

Award Criteria
Residents of the Cornwall area, who meet the following criteria, are eligible for a Youth Volunteer Award:

  • Exemplifies the spirit of community service;
  • Demonstrates exemplary initiative, leadership, and creativity in his/her service to others;
  • Serves as a role model for others in his/her community;
  • Inspires others to engage in volunteer service; and
  • Improves the overall quality of life of fellow Cornwall residents and the community as a whole.

Representatives from Teen Cornwall and Kawartha Credit Union will be visiting participating schools to provide information and nomination forms to interested students.

Those interested in nominating a youth or learning more about this program are encouraged to visit www.TeamCornwall.com.

 

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