The City of Mission is looking for one great young leader to represent our community!
Part of the All-America City Award (AAC) includes an invitation to apply for the All-America City Youth Award. Each of the 20 AAC finalist cities must nominate one youth to represent their city. The winner will receive national recognition through the National Civic League All-America City Awards website as well as social media.
To be eligible:
Youth, ages 14 to 25 from the top 20 finalist communities. Each community may nominate only one youth.
Deadline: May 3, 2019
Submit a letter, not to exceed one page single-spaced (2 letters of support can be submitted as well) describing how the nominated youth leader meets the criteria below:
Youth can nominate themselves or they can be nominated by a community member (like a teacher or principal)
- EXEMPLIFIES THE ALL AMERICA CITY CRITERIA OF IMPACT, INCLUSIVENESS, INNOVATION, COLLABORATION AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
- HAS HAD AN IMPACT ON THE WIDER COMMUNITY (WHAT DIFFERENCE DID THEY MAKE?)
- INSPIRED OTHERS TO GET INVOLVED, TO UNDERTAKE COMPARABLE EFFORTS.
- DEMONSTRATES THE INSIGHT AND COURAGE TO COLLABORATE ACROSS LINES THAT USUALLY DIVIDE PEOPLE.
Letters will be accepted at Mission City Hall. They can be emailed to or dropped off with Deputy City Manager Aida Lerma.
A committee will then read thru the letters and select one youth letter to submit to AAC on behalf of Mission. The Mission youth leader that has the best letter must be part of a finalist delegation attending the 2019 All-America City awards in Denver, Colorado June 21-23. The City of Mission will sponsor the youth. If a parent or guardian chooses to attend with the student, they will be responsible for their own travel expenses.
A committee of national experts will review the 20 letters and interview the community youth finalists during the All-America City Awards event. The winner will be announced Sunday night, June 23, 2019 in Denver.