Mayor's Youth Award Program What’s It All About?
High school students in Brea have a special opportunity to make an impact on the community, while receiving recognition for their efforts.
The Mayor’s Youth Community Service Award is presented to graduating Seniors who have worked to make a difference in the Brea community by volunteering throughout their high school years. By volunteering, they will be using their knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to help make Brea even better! Not only is volunteering a cherished experience, it also provides valuable on-the-job training, exposure to the business world and skills that can help students as they enter the job market or college.
During their high school years, students can earn special honors at graduation and receive a letter of recognition from the Mayor for volunteering their time and talents. The recognition letter can be helpful for college admission requirements and job searches. But even more important is the reward of knowing you have made a real difference in your community.
How It Works...
All high school students residing in the City of Brea, regardless of the high school they attend, are eligible to participate. Students can begin accumulating volunteer hours as early as the summer prior to their freshman year.
Volunteer hours must be served with a nonprofit organization providing services of significant benefit to the Brea community and have a recognized volunteer program.
Level 1 - Junior Criteria:
Those students who have contributed and reported at least 120 eligible hours of volunteer service by May 1st of their Junior year will receive an official letter from the Mayor of Brea recognizing their efforts and service to the community. This level of achievement was identified as a preliminary goal to assist students in achieving the Mayor’s Youth Community Service Award and to provide Juniors with documentation of their service (Mayor’s letter) to submit with college or job applications. It is not necessary to fulfill the Junior level criteria to earn the Level 2 (Senior) award. Students may contribute and report more than 120 hours in their Junior year; all additional hours will count toward the Level 2 requirements.
PLEASE NOTE: Senior students who have met Level 2 (Senior) criteria during their Junior year must re-submit a copy of their original tracking form plus any additional hours to be considered for Senior award.
Level 2 - Senior Criteria:
Those students who have contributed and reported at least 160 hours (including the 120 Level 1 hours) of volunteer service by May 1st of their Senior year will be presented with a distinctive award at their Senior Awards Ceremony. Award medals may be worn on Graduation Day. (These presentations apply to Brea Olinda High School and Brea Canyon Alternative School. Brea students attending other public/private high schools will be recognized in accordance with their school’s traditions and policies.) Award recipients will also be recognized by the City of Brea. Seniors need not have fulfilled Level 1 (Junior) criteria to earn the Level 2 Award.
Students must use the City of Brea Mayor's Youth Award official tracking form to record their hours and receive a verification signature from their supervisor. No other forms will be accepted. Parent or guardian and student signatures are both required on tracking forms. It is the students’ responsibility to complete, keep and return these forms by 5:00 p.m. May 1 of their Junior and/or Senior years. Freshmen and Sophomores will not turn in tracking forms until their Junior and Senior years. Students are urged to make a copy of their completed tracking form for their records BEFORE turning in.
Juniors and Seniors will turn in completed forms to:
City of Brea
Communications & Marketing Department
1 Civic Center Circle, Level 2
Brea, CA 92821-5732
Click here to download and official tracking form.
For more information on the Mayor’s Youth Community Service Awards program, please call 714-990-7725 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s It All About?
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