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What are the Youth Engagement Awards?

 YC engagement award posterThe Grande Prairie Youth Engagement Awards (GP YEA!) invites community members to nominate outstanding businesses, schools, and community agencies that illustrate the valuable role community plays in positive youth development within the City of Grande Prairie. 

What are the categories?

There are three categories for the Youth Engagement Awards:

Youth Employer of Choice

Award Criteria

• Recognizes a business or organization that makes an effort to employ youth/young adults as part of its staffing model.
• The business or organization maintains a healthy and safe work environment and provides ongoing support and leadership for all employees.
• The nominated business/organization must operate within the City of Grande Prairie.
• To recommend an employer, a completed Grande Prairie Youth Engagement Award (YEA!) nomination form (and support documentation) must be submitted. 

Community Engagement Award

Award Criteria

• The Agency/School Engagement Award recognizes a junior or senior high school or community youth agency which promotes and takes strides to develop a positive youth culture and embraces community connectedness.
• The recipient school/agency works closely with the community to deliver unique and innovative educational or social/healthy opportunities to youth.
• Nominated agency/school must operate within the city of Grande Prairie. School must belong to one of the following jurisdictions: Grande Prairie Public School District, Grande Prairie Catholic School District or Peace Wapiti School Division. Agency must offer direct services and/or supports to teenagers living in the City of Grande Prairie.
• A completed Grande Prairie Youth Engagement Award (YEA!) nomination form (and support documentation) must be submitted. 

Youth Friendly Business Award

Award Criteria

• The Youth Friendly Business Award recognizes a business, service, or corporation that values youth as a client or patron.
• Youth are treated equal to other customers accessing the nominated business, service or corporation.
• The nominated business/organization must operate within the City of Grande Prairie.
• A completed Grande Prairie Youth Engagement Award (YEA!) nomination form (and support documentation) must be submitted. 

How to Nominate

Only one nomination form per person is permitted. You can nominate for each award category. If you only desire to nominate for one award category, please fill out the award category of choice, and leave the other award categories blank.

Contact Person

Cara Jones
Youth Supervisor
Community Social Development
Email: cjones@cityofgp.com
Contact # 780-538-0380

Last updated: 4/25/2017 3:41:40 PM