In the News Home
The original item was published from 5/11/2023 12:29:00 PM to 5/31/2023 8:05:03 PM.

In the News - News & Announcements

Posted on: May 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 2023 Youth Hero Awards Nomination

Image of several trophies with confetti coming out, text says Amherst Youth Hero Awards

The Amherst Human Rights Commission’s primary purpose is to promote a community of mutual respect and to honor the diversity of our community.  We strive to promote attitudes of compassion and concern for our neighbors.  To encourage these values in Amherst, we have initiated the Human Rights Youth Heroism Awards, an annual celebration of Amherst area youth.  2023 represents the seventeenth year of these awards!  It is the Commission’s intent to identify and celebrate youth who have shown a special gift from the heart or an ability to love and care for one another.  We are looking for young people who have demonstrated acts of kindness, usefulness, social courage and/or community service within their families, their schools, or the community.  

Please help us by nominating a youth you have observed displaying one or more of these traits in the past year.  Youth groups may also be nominated to share an award. A minimum of nine awards will be made, three for elementary school age youth, three for middle school age youth, and three for high school age youth.   Nominations are solicited from any person who has observed exceptional kindness or consideration in any young person.  Youth who are not from Amherst but attend school in Amherst are eligible.

This year's Heroes community picnic will be held in collaboration with the Old Vs. Young Basketball Tournament for a full day of activities and fun and will be held at the Mill River Recreational Park located at 95 Montague Road on Sunday, June 11th, 2023.  We will alert nominators and the award recipients prior to the event so they can make plans to celebrate.  We hope to see you there!  Please use the form below to submit your nominations by Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Use the link found here to nominate.   

Printable Flier!

This Community event is sponsored by: Amherst Recreation, CRESS, The Human Rights Commission, Julius Ford Harriet Tubman Healthy Living Community, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.  

For questions, please contact Jennifer Moyston at 413-259-0360

2023 HRC Youth Hero Awards Nomination Form
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in - News & Announcements


The Kindness Campaign

Posted on: February 23, 2024

Commemoration of the Tibetan Uprising

Posted on: February 20, 2024
Graphic of a microphone with words town of Amherst public hearing in white font below


Posted on: February 16, 2024
In the News item for watchilla and malloy Express your opinions on Town of Amherst Recreation and Op

Recreation and Open Space Survey

Posted on: February 7, 2024
Option 1 Announcing Online Sustainability Dashboard

Town of Amherst Sustainability Dashboard

Posted on: February 1, 2024
Veterans Breakfast Announcement

Veterans Community Breakfast - For All!

Posted on: January 22, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 1, 2023
tax exemption in the news item 2024

Want to shrink your tax bill?

Posted on: January 4, 2024