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February 9, 2010 (El Cajon) - The City of El Cajon Teen Coalition presents a “Youth of the Year” Award to recognize youth who go above and beyond in serving their community, either through leadership abilities and/or community service in El Cajon.


The City offers these eligibility guidelines:


Leadership can be defined as those individuals who consistently facilitate a team vision and help guide others towards success. Community service helps better the community through the value and impact of those served. Final awards will be based on dedication, commitment beyond what may be required by school, and demonstrated impact on the community.


Two youths will be awarded each year: one youth currently at the middle school level (grades 6th – 8th) and one youth currently at the high school level (grades 9th – 12th). All nominations are reserved for youth who are residents of the City of El Cajon. Youth will be recognized and awarded for service accomplished within the calendar year previous to the nomination period. We are currently awarding work that has been accomplished between January 1 and December 31, 2009.


Applications will be available for eligible students beginning on February 12th at local schools, City of El Cajon Recreation Centers, and on the City’s website at www.ci.el-cajon.ca.us. All applications must be received by March 12, 2010. For more information, please call Emily S. Roberts at
(619) 441-1533 or (619) 441-1576.

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