The Rising Youth Award was created by the Fresno Youth Commission to recognize youth who have excelled in the creation and implementation of their own civic project for the purpose of encouraging youth city-wide to become civically engaged in the City of Fresno.
The project must have been youth-initiated and led within the 2019-2020 calendar year and must have met a need in the community to make Fresno a better place.
The City of Fresno acknowledges the importance of having civically engaged youth who are involved in local government and empowered to make a difference. Civic engagement develops a sense of self-efficacy, and builds character, confidence, and competence.
The deadline is April 20th.