U-ROC Youth Awards
What are the U-ROC (Richmond Outstanding Community) Youth Awards?
During BC Youth Week (May 1–7), the City of Richmond hosts the U-ROC (Richmond Outstanding Community) Awards to celebrate the achievements and dedication of youth and caring adults within the Richmond community in two categories, Outstanding Youth and Adult Asset Champions.
Youth in this category are nominated for displaying exceptional qualities, making Richmond a better place and overcoming barriers towards their personal success.
Adults in this category are nominated for showing dedication and commitment to helping youth build Developmental Assets. These adults go out of their way to inspire, mentor and make a difference in the lives of youth.
The U-ROC Awards utilize the 40 Developmental Assets framework for working with youth by recognizing outstanding young people who have developed assets and adults who contribute to the positive development of youth.
U-ROC Award nominees receive recognition for a variety of important reasons, some of these include: youth who have made significant contributions through volunteering, young people who have overcome significant barriers toward their personal success and adults who have gone the extra mile to support and mentor young people in Richmond.
Due to COVID-19, the City’s U-ROC Awards ceremony was cancelled this year. In the absence of a ceremony, all U-ROC Award nominees have received a congratulatory letter and certificate of appreciation signed by Mayor Malcolm Brodie.
Congratulations 2020 U-ROC Award Nominees! Your contributions and achievements have been recognized by your community. 2020 U-ROC Award Recipients
2020 U-ROC Award Nomination Excerpts
Asset Champion: “He creates caring, encouraging and thriving environments where youth feel safe, accepted, engaged and empowered. He is a positive and responsible role model and is readily available to support his students to develop confidence, competence, and positive identity in their pursuit of becoming outstanding artists!”
Outstanding Youth: “She has shown that she has high standards for herself and works to achieve her goals, is happy to help others and give them the opportunity to succeed. She also helps her friends and colleagues when they need advice for time-management to finding a volunteer opportunity to get involved with. Not only that, but she is also community-minded and involves herself in a variety of programs and activities.”
For more information about Youth Week, go to www.richmond.ca/youthweek.
If you have any questions about the U-ROC Awards, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org U-ROC Award Recipients
2019 U-ROC Award Recipients
2018 U-ROC Award Recipients
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2016 U-ROC Award Recipients