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SYF 2020 Youth First Award Nomination Application

Nominations due Friday, August 14, 2020. 

Undoubtedly, COVID-19 punched the world in the gut—and the student travel industry was hit especially hard. Spring was literally canceled. Schools were closed. We parked our buses and shuttered our attractions. Social distancing drove us to our televisions and digital devices, where we sat and consumed what felt like endless streams of negative stories about our leaders and scientists as well as our dear travel industry. It was more than we could handle at times.

This is why we’ve decided to dedicate the 2020 Youth First Award to a COVID-19 hero.

The SYTA Youth Foundation is actively seeking candidates for the prestigious Youth First Award. This award is given annually to the individual or organization that demonstrates a commitment to enriching students’ lives through travel and/or contributing to the advancement of our industry through volunteer activities, community service or education.

The SYTA Youth Foundation Board of Trustees will receive nominations until August 14, 2020.

Please find the Youth First Award Application below. Using the following guidelines, please answer the questions explaining why the nominee should be considered as a recipient of the Youth First Award. To be considered for this award, nominees must be current or former SYTA member (Active, Associate, or Dual) and must demonstrate excellence in at least two of the following areas:

• Contribution(s) to the SYTA Youth Foundation from either a significant volunteer perspective or financial commitment
• Volunteer work and/or community service
• Contribution(s) to Student/Youth travel and tourism education

Please use the form below to submit your nomination for the SYTA Youth Foundation “Youth First” Award. Nomination forms must be submitted through the online form by the Friday, August 14, 2020 deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Thank you for your nomination. If you have any questions about this award or the nomination process, please contact Becky Armely, Director of Operations, at [email protected].


 

Nominee Information

I would like to nominate the following individual for the SYTA Youth Foundation’s “Youth First” Award.
Please refer to the SYF Award Guidelines before completing this application. Note: Answers can be completed using the form below or can be completed in a separate word document.

 


Questions

Using the following guidelines, please answer the following questions explaining why the nominee should be considered as a recipient of the Youth First Award. To be considered for this award, nominees must be current or former SYTA member (Active, Associate, or Dual) and must demonstrate excellence in at least two of the following areas:

• Contribution(s) to the SYTA Youth Foundation from either a significant volunteer perspective or financial commitment
• Volunteer work and/or community service during the year
• Contribution(s) to Student/Youth travel and tourism education

 


Nominator Contact Information

 


Deadline: All nominations must be received by Friday, August 14, 2020.