The Mayor’s Top Teens program is a community collaboration that recognizes and celebrates extraordinary local teenagers. Its mission is to change the perception of teens by promoting a more positive image of our youth. The programs goals are to:
Recognize a diverse group of high school teens who deserve recognition
Send a strong message to teenagers about their value to the community
Collaborate with organizations and businesses that advocate for and serve youth
Provide an opportunity for teens to participate in community service projects
“This program recognizes youth who have overcome obstacles and yet have maintained academic excellence,” said Mayor Marsh. “I am enthusiastic about continuing this program as part of the Council’s commitment to champion education partnerships as well as to recognize the accomplishments of these amazing top teens!”
This year marks the 5th year of the Mayor’s Top Teens program. Participants are typically nominated by their guidance counselors, teachers, mentors, coaches and peers. All participants must demonstrate a strong commitment to serving others. This program seeks out students who have overcome adversity or a unique obstacle in life; achieved a significant accomplishment; and served as a positive role model for their peers.
The Mayor’s Top Teens class of 2015/2016 nominations are being accepted now. The deadline to nominate a teenager is October 23rd. The new class of teens will be named in November. In 2016, this group will receive a special honor and will be recognized for their outstanding achievements before Modesto City Council.
To nominate a local teen for the program online, go to http://www.modestogov.com/council/topteens/ For additional information, call Loree at 209.571.5101