CDYMCA Outstanding Student and Educator Awards

This event recognizes the “best of the best” in our local high schools; spotlighting those students and educators that demonstrate leadership and volunteerism in their respective school, community and/or YMCA.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • High School Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students
  • Demonstrates leadership and dedication in service to their schools, communities and/or YMCA.  YMCA leadership and service is a plus!
  • Demonstrates behavior which is “socially courageous”, a person who is able to make responsible and positive choices.
  • Character that embraces the values of the YMCA: CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY.

School Districts:

  • Guilderland: click here for the application, click here for reference submission form.
  • Bethlehem
  • Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk
  • Voorheesville
  • Berne-Knox-Westerloo
  • Shenendehowa

How to Apply, Nominate an Educator, or Submit a Reference:

  • Students:
    • Students must also secure 2 references.
  • School Staff: Coming Soon

Award Winners will receive the following:

  • 1 Year Youth or Adult membership to CDYMCA
  • Award plaque and an official government certificate