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YSB seeks nominations for award

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County is currently accepting nominations for its annual Steven L. Bailey Memorial Award.  

This award has been presented annually since 1999 to an individual or group who demonstrates a strong compassion for the youth and families of Huntington County.

The nominee can be an individual or a group who has made a positive impact in the lives of young people through activities that empower, encourage and support our youth.

“During his life, Steve strongly believed everyone had strengths, and he was willing to provide the support needed for them to reach their fullest potential. Steve was truly a youth and family advocate and the recipients of this award have also shared these attributes that Steve demonstrated in his professional and personal life. This award helps keep his mission alive,” states Jan Williams, executive director.

Past recipients include Delores Evans, Kent Yost, Roger Vezeau, Sara Landrum, Kent Hoopingarner, Shelly & Jon Schenkel, Gary Mast, Gloria Wall, Carrie Boxell, the volunteers of the Champion League, Lisa MacDonald, Steve Schenkel, Blessing in a Backpack, Brad Ludlow, Jamie Groves and Ron Hochstetler. Last year’s winners was Meg Friesen.

To be considered for the award the nominees must:
Can be an individual or a group
Be a positive role model through supportive, encouraging and empowering involvement with youth as a volunteer or through their professional responsibilities.
Have impacted Huntington County child and/or youth.
Can be youth, adults or a combination

Nominations forms may be obtained by contacting the Youth Services Bureau’s office at 260-356-9681 or email a request for the nomination form to All nominations need to be submitted to the Youth Services Bureau by July 22, 2022.

 The selection will be made by a panel of YSB Board members and staff.  
For more information call the Youth Services Bureau at 356-9681 or email your question
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