YouthZone vies for award | PostIndependent.com

YouthZone vies for award

Ivy Vogel

In one minute Youth Zone has to explain all of the services it offers, the families it supports and the reason it should win a grant from El Pomar, a state foundation that assists community-minded organizations.Youth Zone is a nonprofit organization that counsels teenagers and their parents.Representatives from El Pomar will spend two hours today at Youth Zone videotaping volunteers, pals and families involved with the organization.The videotape will be cut down to a one-minute clip and shown at the El Pomar Awards for Excellence banquet in November.At the banquet, clips from other Colorado organizations will also be shown,0 but only one group will win a cash award.Organizations must be nominated by a community member. This is the third year Youth Zone has been nominated for the award. It was nominated in 1994 and 2001 but never made it to the finals.”They’re extremely important and very well-known as a statewide organization,” Mary Jean Carnevale, public relations coordinator for Youth Zone, said of the foundation. “It’s a big honor for us for an organization with this kind of reputation to nominate us for excellence throughout the state.”Contact Ivy Vogel: 945-8515, ext. 534ivogel@postindependent.com


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