The Brookline Youth Awards will be celebrating its 10th year on April 14 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. For the last nine years, the event has honored more than 500 students, screening approximately 135 student video interviews at the Coolidge. The Youth Awards have also recognized 20 adults who have inspired young people, as well as their community, either in their roles as parents, business leaders or social justice advocates.
The Brookline Youth Awards is an opportunity for Brookline residents to hear about the character, challenges, and dreams of its young people, as well as adults dedicated to their success, through the power and intimacy of video interviews. 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 is no specific set of criteria for receiving an award. There are also no barriers to be eligible for an award other than the recipient must be between 13 and 19 years old and live in or go to school in Brookline. Past recipients have been recognized for their outstanding in-school and out-of-school achievements, courage overcoming adversity or helping others do the same, displaying exceptional kindness, character, and generosity of spirit.
Nominations for the 10th Brookline Youth Awards will be accepted online until February 28 and you can nominate your candidate online here.