Nominations for the 2017 Great Kids Award are now open! Sixteen children and youth from around Alberta will be recognized at the 17th Annual Great Kids Awards taking place on Sunday, April 30, 2017.
The Great Kids Award was first launched in 1999 to recognize children and youth who positively impacted their communities. Since its creation, 258 children and youth have been recognized. Alberta’s great kids deserve recognition because they are examples to all Albertans of what can be accomplished when also experiencing life’s challenges.
This year, the Great Kids Award highlights kids who have made positive contributions despite hardships. These include managing a physical or mental illness, standing up against bullying or overcoming other difficult life circumstances. These young people are recognized for going above and beyond for others and their communities.
Deadline for nominations is December 16, 2016.
More information can be found on the Alberta Human services webpage.