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STAR award nominees sought

By November 22, 2010

The annual youth STAR awards sponsored by of El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition will take place on Friday, Dec. 10, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lakehills Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado Hills. The group will roll out the red carpet for 150 guests to recognize youth for their outstanding contributions to community through leadership, mentoring, participation, and volunteerism.

Assembly member Alyson Huber, District 10, will also present an award from the office of the California State Assembly. A prize of a $100 Savings Bond has been donated by Mechanics Bank.

Nominations for STAR awards may come from anybody in the community. Youth nominees must be between 12 and 18 years old and a resident of El Dorado County. The nominations will be reviewed for final selection by other youth, as well as the Board and Staff of the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition. Nomination forms are available online at edhvisioncoalition.org and are due by Dec. 1.

The Vision Coalition is funded primarily by grants from the Sierra Health Foundation’s REACH Program and SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). Over the past five years the coalition has grown in strength and numbers by partnering with schools, parents, law enforcement, mental and physical health professionals and others.  Through their mini-grant program, the Vision Coalition sponsors over 25 local organizations to improve and develop their programs in order to expand opportunities for youth.

To learn more about the Vision Coalition and upcoming events and activities for youth visit edhVisionCoalition.org or call (916) 941-8482.

Andy Laughlin

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