Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services, Inc. (SYFS) is now accepting nominations through Nov. 30 for the Outstanding Youth of Shrewsbury Award.
The award recognizes teens, who reside in the town of Shrewsbury, who have shown an exceptional commitment to volunteering in their community for the good of others. The recipient is a role model to his or her peers and an inspiration to those who have faced challenges or obstacles in their lives.
Four teens will be named as recipients of this award and will be honored as such at the SYFS 30th Anniversary Gala to be held at St. John's High School Saturday, Feb.9.
Any student in grades 9 – 12 is eligible for the award. The student must be a resident but does not need to attend school in Shrewsbury nor does the volunteer work need be Shrewsbury-based.
Anyone can nominate a student such as a teacher, parent, clergy member, or neighbor. ?Nomination forms are available on the SYFS website at: www.syfs-ma.org; at the SYFA office, ?240 Maple Avenue; or at various locations around town such as the library, Town Hall, Shrewsbury High School and St. John's. Applications may be also be e-mailed to you by request by contacting? [email protected] .? Nomination applications should be sent to SYFS, Attention: Jeffrey Chin, 240 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.
Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, Inc. (SYFS) is the town of Shrewsbury's private, non-profit human service agency and primary provider of social services for Shrewsbury families – regardless of their ability to pay. Since its inception in 1983, the agency has expanded its focus to respond to the changing needs of the Shrewsbury community.
The mission of SYFS is to enhance the quality of life for the Shrewsbury community by working collaboratively in providing counseling, education, and social services. Over the past 30-plus years, SYFS has built strong community partnerships with town government, the police department, schools, churches, and other social service organizations to provide professional counseling, education, and social support services.? These partnerships enhance our ability to create a safety net to support those individuals, children, and families most in need.