MARCH 2-8, 2017
THE EAST COUNTY HERALD • YOUR COMMUNITY OUR COMMUNITY
Council for Youth Empowerment
President’s Volunteer Service Awards Sunday, Feb. 26 • Lakeside Kathy Foster/ The East County Herald See more at wwww.echerald.com
LAKESIDE — The Council for Youth Empowerment (CYE) awarded 100 outstanding individuals, ages six- 76 years young, with the Presidents Volunteer Service Award, a national honor offered in recognition of volunteer service. The ceremony took place Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Carter Smith VFW Post 5867 in Lakeside. Honorees, for service performed during 2016, have collectively amassed over 39,000 hours of volunteer service throughout San Diego County. Many honorees are community Ambassadors, pageant titleholders, including ambassadors representing: Alpine, Mt. Empire, El Cajon, East SD County, College Grove, Lemon Grove, Chula Vista, Eastlake, Fashion Valley, Mission Valley, 4S Ranch, South Bay, Rancho San Diego, Spring Valley, and the City of San Diego. Established in 2003, the award is available on an annual basis to individuals, groups and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering. Several outstanding volunteers were also presented with the Life Time Achievement Award for over 4,000 hours of Service. CYE confers the award to recognize the outstanding achievements of its volunteers. “The Council for Youth Empowerment is proud to be aligned with this prestigious volunteer award, and we are especially proud of our volunteers who have made volunteer service a central part of their lives. These [award] recipients are role models for their communities and for all Americans,” CYE’s Executive Director, Billie Sangster said. “Each volunteer hour contributed makes a difference in improving the quality of life for others, and I encourage everyone to contribute to our community by volunteering. Volunteers bring us closer together as families, as communities and as a nation, through their commitment,” concluded Sangster.
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