Mayors' Awards to Youth

This event has been postponed.

The health and safety of our citizens is our top priority. Due to concerns surrounding the potential spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), this event has been postponed. We will update you when there is more information regarding a new date for this event. Although the awards ceremony is postponed, we are still accepting nominations.

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Logo that reads "Mayors' Awards to Youth 2020"Since 1994, the Mayors of Ada County have been honoring remarkable local students annually at the Mayors' Awards to Youth. This ceremony highlights and honors young people who have demonstrated tremendous character by rising above hardships, serving their communities and consistently exhibiting kindness and consideration for others.

Awards will be presented to students from each middle school, junior high and senior high school from Boise, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna, Meridian, and Star area schools. This year, the ceremony to honor these remarkable students will be held Thursday, April 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the Pioneer Room on the sixth floor of JUMP.

Every year we are moved and humbled by the dedication these students demonstrate, and we look forward to celebrating this special group of young people this year.

Nomination Process

This nomination form is to be filled out by school staff only.

Thank you for your participation in the 2020 Mayors' Awards to Youth ceremony. This ceremony seeks to recognize young people who have shown strength of character by overcoming obstacles, demonstrating compassion, and serving their communities. The awards have been presented annually since 1994 by the mayors of Boise, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna, Meridian and Star, who strive to honor the truly remarkable youth in our communities.


  • Students may be nominated regardless of grade or class standing from each Middle School, Junior High School and Senior High School in Ada County
  • Public Schools may nominate up to two students
  • Home School Networks may nominate up to two students
  • Private Schools may nominate one student
  • If your school can nominate two students, please fill out a separate nomination form for each student

Honorees are selected by the principal or head of each school, at the recommendation of teachers, counselors, staff and/or peers.

  • Educators are urged to consider students of any class standing, whose actions and activities are an inspiration to others in their community
  • Students who have persevered through hardships, come from challenging backgrounds, or have demonstrated an especially unique work ethic or drive should be given special consideration
  • Extra effort should be made to consider students who may not normally be considered for an award. Students' efforts may take place in unexpected, unusual, or quiet ways.

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