WHITE PLAINS, NY — Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino and the Westchester County Youth Board have announced an extension of the deadline for nominations for the 2016 Milly Kibrick awards.
Due to fluctuations in holidays and the academic calendar, the deadline for submissions has been extended. The new date will be extended to May 6th, 2016. This extension will allow for all districts and communities to contact and submit their nominations.
The awards honor young men and women who actively demonstrate leadership in community service, particularly in the areas of community empowerment; science, technology, engineering and math; or innovative thinking.
“Young people are capable of inspiring their peers and adults alike,” Astorino said. “The Milly Kibrick Awards honor kids who lead by showing us all how to be of service to our neighbors in ways that benefit the entire community.”
Nominees must be current high-school juniors graduating with the class of 2017 and residents of Westchester County. These students should exhibit a commitment to and leadership in the areas outlined below. The Youth Board will select up to 10 students for recognition at an awards dinner on October 19, 2016, at a location to be announced at a later date.
The Milly Kibrick Youth Service Awards are given in memory of Milly Kibrick, a prominent county social worker and youth activist who dedicated her life to helping underprivileged children. During her career and in retirement, she was the quintessential social worker, social entrepreneur, volunteer and political activist pursuing social and economic justice for children of all ages.
For more information contact Veronica Vargas at [email protected] or (914) 995-3918. Nominators must return the completed nomination form no later than May 6, 2016.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to nominate a special young person whom you believe works extremely hard to make a difference.