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Colleyville Woman's Club (CWC) seeks to honor young people for their community volunteer efforts. As a nonprofit service organization, CWC recognizes that it is today's youth who must become tomorrow's volunteers and that through volunteer service, one individual can make a difference. This spring will mark the 23rd year that the club has recognized area youth for their hands-on volunteer efforts.
Anyone can nominate a child. Nominees between the ages of 5 to 19 may attend any school Ñpublic, private or home schooled Ñand must EITHER reside or attend a school in Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, Keller, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Southlake or Watauga OR attend BISD, CISD, GCISD, HEB ISD or KISD. Volunteer service is not limited to those areas, however. The awards recognize voluntary, not paid, service. Fundraising activities and lobbying efforts, regardless of good intent, are excluded from consideration. Awards are judged in four age groups and each award may recognize several nominees.
In addition to its Youth Volunteer Service Awards program, Colleyville Woman's Club offers two additional programs for graduating seniors. CWC's Spirit of Youth Volunteer Grants program offers grants to area seniors based upon on a high school history of volunteer service. In addition, CWC's Circle of Hope and Dick Dennison Memorial scholarships are need-based scholarships that benefit seniors at five specific high schools. Recipients in all three programs will be honored at the organization's Caring With Commitment Celebration.
Information for all three programs, including nomination and application forms, is available on the Colleyville Woman's Club website at www.c-w-c.org. For information, contact Paula McCollough, Youth Recognition Chairman, c/o CWC, P.O. Box 181, Colleyville, TX 76034 or call 817.358.1805. The deadline for submission for all programs is February 16, 2018.
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