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The Adams County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award (ACMCYA) program recognizes teenagers in grades 6th through 12th, or those young people who may not currently be in a school setting but are 20 years of age or less.  We encourage you to nominate those who may have overcome personal adversity to create positive change in their lives and with those around them. This program provides businesses, the community and civic leaders an opportunity to actively demonstrate their support for the young people in all of our communities and recognize them for their accomplishments.

The Adams County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award focuses on teenagers who have triumphed over great odds and serve as inspirations and role models for their peers. If you know of a student who would be good candidate to be recognized by the community, please help us identify them by completing the attached nomination form.

Mission of the ACMCYA

To identify and recognize teenagers who have overcome personal or physical obstacles and risen to challenges life has presented to make a positive difference in them and those around them.

Recognition Structure

The ACMCYA is a 2-tiered recognition program that honors nominees at both the local level and countywide. Typically, all nominees are recognized by their local governmental entity.  Following that recognition, then an additional screening process will determine the top 20 nominees amongst all of the submissions to be honored at the countywide recognition and awards event.

When completing the nomination form please be specific as to why you think your nominee should receive this award. As you fill out these forms, keep in mind that the more information you include, the easier it will be for the screening committees to recognize what makes these young people so special. We realize that some of the information may be sensitive. Please indicate if any of the information needs to be kept confidential.

Download the nomination form here: 2017 Nomination Form