U-ROC Youth Awards
Due to the unprecedented pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the City's U-ROC Awards ceremony, scheduled for Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Minoru Centre for Active Living, has been cancelled.
U-ROC nominations, however, will continue to be accepted until April 5, 2020. Nominees will receive a certificate of recognition and be acknowledged on the City of Richmond's website.
What are the U-ROC (Richmond Outstanding Community) Youth Awards?
During BC Youth Week (May 1-7), the City of Richmond usually hosts the U-ROC (Richmond Outstanding Community) Awards to celebrate the achievements and dedication of youth and caring adults within the Richmond community. As noted above, the ceremony will not take place in 2020.
In addition, the City has adopted the 40 Developmental Assets as a framework for working with youth. Through programs, activities, mentorship and peer support, youth build assets that help them make healthy choices and grow into caring and responsible young adults. The U-ROC Awards utilize this framework by recognizing outstanding young people who have developed assets and adults who contribute to the positive development of youth.
U-ROC 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.
U-ROC nominations were accepted from Friday, March 6 to Sunday, April 5, 2020 in two categories:
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.
Nominations are now closed.
If you have any questions about the U-ROC Awards, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-204-8670.
2018 U-ROC Award Recipients
2017 U-ROC Award Recipients
2016 U-ROC Award Recipients