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Recognize A Youth (R.A.Y.) Award

2019 Recognize A Youth Award Ceremony

Program Definition:

Created by the Westwood Rotary and Westwood Youth &Family Services (WY&FS), the Recognize A Youth  (R.A.Y.) Award recognizes outstanding citizenship by Westwood’s young people. Recipients have distinguished themselves through their initiative and commitment to community service and have demonstrated an ethic of caring for others that is essential to the health of our community.  Nominations are taken throughout the year and the award ceremony is held in the Spring.  The nomination deadline for the 2020 award was March 31, 2020.  The ceremony will be held in May 2020.  Thank you to those who submitted nominations.    

Program Guidelines:

1. Westwood residents age 18 and under are eligible.

2. Members of the Westwood Rotary will select recipients from nomination forms submitted.

3. A child may be selected only once, so that as many children as possible may be recognized. 

4. Family members of WY&FS, its board of advisors and the Westwood Rotary are not eligible. Nominations must be submitted by someone other than a family member. 

5. The program will recognize more than one person should a group of young people be nominated for a group community service effort.

6. Recipients will be honored at a Rotary event, receive a certificate of appreciation and a small gift, courtesy of the Westwood Rotary.