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Nominate a Young Person for a Caring Youth Award

Nominations for the 2013 Caring Youth awards are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1.

The following announcement comes from the city of Minnetonka:

If you know a young person in grades 7 through 12 who shows an ongoing awareness of others through volunteering or other activities, consider nominating him or her for a 2013 Caring Youth Award.

Each year the cities of Minnetonka, Hopkins and Golden Valley, the Hopkins and Minnetonka school districts and the Glen Lake Optimists host a Caring Youth Recognition event to honor the contributions of caring young people. The 2013 event is set for Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at the Minnetonka Community Center.

To qualify for the award, a Caring Youth must meet at least one of the following criteria: live in Minnetonka, Hopkins or Golden Valley; attend school in Hopkins or Minnetonka; and/or volunteer (unpaid and not as a requirement for a class or co-curricular program) in Minnetonka, Hopkins or Golden Valley.

Young people may only be nominated by the organization they are serving. For more information, including nominations guidelines and forms, visit the Caring Youth page on the city of Minnetonka's website or call Jacque Larson, community relations manager, at 952-939-8207.

Nominations for the 2013 Caring Youth awards are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1.

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