Nominations are open for the Abbotsford Youth Commission’s annual URoc Awards.

Nominations are open for the Abbotsford Youth Commission’s annual URoc Awards.

Nominations open for 2019 URoc Awards

Awards presented in May by Abbotsford Youth Commission

The Abbotsford Youth Commission is looking for nominees for their annual URoc Awards.

The awards recognize outstanding youth, youth-friendly adults, and youth-friendly businesses and organizations in the community.

Youth Awards are presented to young people who have demonstrated leadership, supported their peers and/or have volunteered in the community.

Youth selected for the award will have made significant contributions to their communities or families. The award brings attention to the important role that youth leaders play in the community.

Youth Friendly Adult Awards are presented to adults who have excelled at building positive relationships with young people, helping them to see their full potential; demonstrated dedication and commitment to services for youth; shown innovation in the delivery of services to youth; and provided opportunities, support or services to youth.

The award brings attention to the incredible caring and dedication of adults working with youth in the community.

Youth Friendly Business Awards are presented to businesses and organizations that have performed an exceptional job in providing support and services to youth.

Award winners will have provided opportunities to youth or funding for youth activities; have exceptional hiring or training practices for youth; and / or will have proved themselves as genuine assets to youth in Abbotsford.

The award brings attention to the extra contributions that many businesses and organizations make for youth in the community.

Nominations are open until April 5 and can be made online at abbyyouth.com. The awards will be presented May 2 at 3:30 p.m. at the youth centre in Abbotsford Recreation Centre (2499 McMillan Rd.).