The 8th Brookline Youth Awards will be held on Wednesday, April 11 from 7 pm – 9 pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. The evening, which is held annually, features video interviews of outstanding teens as well as teen performances. Award recipients either live in or go to school in Brookline. Nominations for this year’s award ceremony begin on February 7 and run through March 2.
The process to nominate an outstanding teen is open to everyone including teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, students, residents, local nonprofits and business owners. Essays are submitted to a nomination committee which consists of BHS school administration, teachers, guidance counselors, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations, past Brookline Youth of the Year recipients, representatives from Steps to Success and Brookline Teen Center, as well as a cross-section of Brookline government, business and resident leaders.
There is no specific set of criteria for receiving an award. Anyone in the community who would like to submit a nomination is asked to write an essay about a student that person believes is worthy of emulation. There are no barriers to be eligible for an award other than the recipient must either live in or go to school in Brookline. Past recipients have been recognized for their outstanding achievements, courage overcoming adversity or helping others do the same, displaying exceptional kindness, character, and generosity of spirit.
The Brookline Youth Awards have recognized over 350 students, each having traveled their own unique path to recognition.
This event is free and open to the public. The Coolidge Corner Theatre is located at 290 Harvard St., Brookline MA 02446.