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Help PSATS Recognize Youth Groups for Outstanding Community Service

Tuesday May 22nd, 2018
Has a youth organization completed a community service project in your township or county? Has a Scout troop helped clean up a township park or a high school group developed an environmental program for residents? Has a local 4-H club held an event for children or adults or a church youth group volunteered to help elderly residents repair their homes?
 
Township supervisors and county association officers can help identify and recognize such outstanding examples of community service by encouraging groups to enter the annual PSATS Youth Awards Contest.
 
The awards program recognizes the contributions youth groups make to improve the quality of life in Pennsyl­vania’s townships. Entrants in this year’s contest will vie for cash prizes of $500 each.
 
To be eligible, projects must have been undertaken or continued between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018, and must have benefited a township of the second class.
 
Promotional materials were mailed to townships, county associations, 4-H groups, school districts, and Scout councils in April and May. To download a PDF of the guidelines and entry form, plus an article, sample news release, and an "ad" suitable for township newsletters, websites, and social media, click here.  
 
Townships are encouraged to help youth groups submit their entry forms to the county association by July 2. County associations must sign off on the projects and forward the entries to PSATS by July 16. 
 
Four winners will each receive $500 and a framed certificate, along with coverage in the Pennsylvania Township News and their local newspapers.
 
For more information, contact Brenda Wilt at PSATS at (717) 763-0930, ext. 123, or bwilt@psats.org.