Youth Award (2010 AAC Finalists Only)

Nominate a youth leader for the 2010 All-America City Youth Award.  The winner will receive national recognition through the National Civic League All-America City Awards blog and press release and become a member of the National Civic League for a year.   This award was created in memory of NCL’s former President John Parr who highly valued youth leadership.


Youth, ages 18 to 25, from 2010 All-America City Finalist communities are invited to submit applications or be nominated.

Application Process:

Submit a letter, not to exceed one page, single-spaced (2 letters of support could be submitted as well) describing how the nominated youth leader (ages 18-25) meets the following criteria. Youth may nominate themselves or they can be nominated by a community member.  The letter must be submitted by email to [email protected] or by fax (888-314-6053) by June 7, 2010. Address it to National Civic League AAC Youth Award Selection Committee at [email protected].  The youth leader must be part of a finalist delegation attending the 2010 All-America City Awards.


  1. Exemplifies the All-America City criteria of impact, inclusiveness, innovation, collaboration and civic engagement.
  2. Has had an impact on the wider community (i.e. What difference did they make?).
  3. Inspired others to get involved, to undertake comparable efforts.
  4. Demonstrates the insight and courage to collaborate across lines that usually divide people.

Selection of the Winner:

A committee of national experts will review the applications and interview finalists during the All-America City Awards.  The winner will be announced Friday night, June 18, 2010, at the All-America City Awards event.

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