YANKEE HOMECOMING BOARD OF DIRECTORS YOUTH SERVICE AWARD
2017 Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Board of Directors
Youth Service Award Winners
The Yankee Homecoming Board of Directors Youth Service Award is presented to two high school students that live in, attend school in, or volunteer in the Newburyport area; demonstrating a strong commitment to public service, volunteerism and dedication to a cause.
Help us congratulate our two Youth Service Award winners during our Generations of Giving event at the Senior Community Center Wednesday August 2nd 4:00-6:00 pm. A time honored tradition recognizing two area seniors and two high school volunteers who make a difference in their communities. Atria Merrimack Place hosts this late afternoon celebration with food a plenty for everyone.
Newburyport High School
Quinn has been a member of Best Buddies at Newburyport High School for 4 years. The club plans field trips and events for students with special needs. Quinn has been a prom date for a number of special needs students. In addition she has volunteered for other organizations throughout the community, including Anna Jaques Hospital, the Newburyport Human Rights Commission, Friends of Peace Wet Paint Auction, and the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Walk Against Domestic Violence, and as a frequent fundraiser for the Newburyport Educational Foundation. She works at Newburyport Youth Service (NYS).
“Kids love her and parents appreciate her commitment to their children,” says Margot Petler, NYS Assistant Director, who nominated Quinn for this award. “I can’t wait to see what Quinn does with the rest of her life…nothing short of amazing I’m sure!”
Newburyport High School
Annaliese has been a mentor at the Newburyport Learning Enrichment Center (NLEC) since 2015, where she offers academic, social, and emotional support to at-risk children living in public and low-income housing. In addition to volunteering at the Newburyport High School Environmental Club and Girls, Inc., she is also the founder and president of Girls Forward Club at Newburyport High School, whose activities include supporting the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Walk Against Domestic Violence and raising awareness for women’s involvement in Science Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
“Annaliese leads by example how to stand tall, strong and proud and has helped our students build confidence in their ability to control their own future,” says Nancy Earls, Director of the Newburyport Learning Enrichment Center, who nominated Annaliese for this award. “She is a strong example of a member of the community who has worked to build self esteem in our youth, while still dedicating herself to her family, education and hobbies.”