Si Se Puede Awards, Children and Youth Resources Division
It is that time of the year again!! If you know a youth between the ages of 15-25 years of age who has overcome barriers in their life, nominate them for the Boulder County “Si Se Puede Awards” Nominations are due by October 19, 2013.
The Si Se Puede Awards is a community based group whose mission is to inspire youth to become positive role models by recognizing and publicizing their positive contributions to their families, schools and community.
Our goal is to recognize school aged youth for their service to the community, courage in overcoming adversity or handicaps, social enterprise, and willingness to share their creative talents with others.
The honorees will be recognized in this way:
Category of Nomination
Giving of one's self (as an individual or as part of a team) to improve the quality of life for people, animals or the environment. This service can be in the family, at school, in the neighborhood, community, state, country and/or world
- Personal Courage
Handling a difficult situation or overcoming a personal challenge, adversity or handicap in a way that is positive and inspires others to be their best
- Sharing Creative Gifts & Talents
Designing, inventing, composing, and/or performing original and imaginative activities in the arts and technological areas that enhance life, inspire and encourage others to see the beauty and possibility in the world
Do you have someone you would like to nominate? Nominees come from all walks of life with an inspiring story to tell. Whether it is about a service performed to the community, courage in overcoming handicaps or adversity, a social enterprise, or a willingness to share their creative talents with others. Here is one such story.
Grant Johnson, age 11, is the kid that everyone at school knows. His smile alone can make anybody's day brighter. Grant accepts you no matter who or what you are. He has a completely open heart and is willing to let anyone in. This incredibly positive outlook toward the world is what inspires and encourages others.
Grant also has cerebral palsy that has forced him to be confined to a wheelchair. After all of Grant's day to day inspirations, there is one action that symbolizes his courage. One day Grant was walking with a smile as bright as the sun. As part of his occupational therapy Grant has use of a walker. He was actually walking, slowly, but he was walking. The kids in his class went bananas. Grant was getting high fives and pats on the back from everyone. Grant’s resolve is inspirational.
Si Se Puede Awards are open to all Longmont youth, from the ages of 15 to 25. Please do not inform the young person of his/her nomination. All nominees will be notified by mid November 2013
Download a Si Se Puede Awards Nomination in English: Nomination deadline: October 19, 2013
For questions, more information please contact us at 303 651-8580 or email CYR@ci.longmont.co.us