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Julia Riccobene Excellence in Community Service Award


The Julia Riccobene Award of Excellence in Community Service

Julia was a regular kid who did extraordinary things. She had a big, beautiful smile that would light up a room, and she was always laughing and having fun. She had an infectious, fun-loving spirit and a positive attitude.

Her family and friends were most important to her. She loved having sleepovers with her friends and cousins, hanging out with her brother and sister and playing with her dog Rusty.

She regularly went on mani and pedi dates with her big sister, and her big sister would often straighten and curl her hair. She loved her special nights with her dad at a father-daughter ball and shopping trips with her friends and her mom. She also loved connecting to those who were important to her on social media.

Some of her favourite foods were tacos, sushi, grilled cheese sandwiches and strawberries with Nutella. She loved baking and making slime and arts and crafts. She also enjoyed watching movies and TV shows.

Julia had strong ties to the community and loved playing at the park with her friends and riding her bike around the neighbourhood. She can be described as someone who was “friends with everybody”.


Julia loved playing sports, especially basketball, volleyball, soccer and skating. She also had strong academics and had a love for music and dance; she did ballet, musical theatre and jazz. She shared her love of dance with others by volunteering at Youth Now on Track Services (YNOT) by dancing at the awards dinner for the past two years.

YNOT and the Riccobene family will be presenting the Julia Riccobene Award of Excellence in Community Service award annually in hopes that it will inspire others to follow their dreams, pursue their passions, contribute to the community and be kind to others as Julia did in her life.


Applications for the 2019 Award are now OPEN

Applications should be 3-5 pages and are to be submitted online via the YNOT Website following the listed criteria below.
 

The Award Amount:

Group Recipents of the award will receive $1,500 
or an Individual Recipent will receive $1,000

Application Deadline:

The Deadline for Submission of the Application has been extended to October 31, 2019.

Questions:

Should you have any questions, please contact the YNOT Office.

Award Criteria:

The criteria for the Award are as follows...

  • Individual or group (12 years old and above) who show voluntary collaboration and engagement with the surrounding community or within YNOT’s community that have a positive social, civic, cultural, or environmental impact, and supports values of equity, diversity and inclusion and are in financial need. Stand alone Individuals and everyone in a team must demonstrate:
  • well-roundedness in academic performance with overall average grade for each student of “good to excellent scores.”
  • a passion for music, dancing/singing, playing a musical instrument, theater, drama, sports
  • good role model in volunteerism and collaborative effort
  • needs financial support to pursue her/his education and/or facilitate relevant activities.
  • These contributions can focus on one or more of the related examples.
  • Contributing toward YNOT’s role as a youth-focused community organization by addressing issues of youth empowerment, self esteem, life skills, civic engagement, cultural or environmental concern, music, dance, drama and theater programs, singing, and/or playing of a musical instrument, sports
  • Addressing issues of social or public concern affecting youth
  • Building capacity of individuals, groups or organizations in YNOT’s community
  • Having a positive impact on the lives and well being of those involved in community partnerships
  • Supporting and demonstrating values of equity, diversity and inclusion
  • In a financial need to support described activities

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Providing Education And Community Health

Toronto Catholic District School Board

Toronto Police Service

JVS Toronto

HireUp

Associated Youth Services of Peel

Laborers International Union of North America

For Youth Intiative

The Brick

Service Canada

Catholic Childrens Aid

The City of Toronto

Province of Ontario

Toronto Fire Service

Providing Education And Community Health

Toronto Catholic District School Board

Toronto Police Service

JVS Toronto

HireUp

Associated Youth Services of Peel

Laborers International Union of North America

For Youth Intiative

The Brick

Service Canada

Catholic Childrens Aid

The City of Toronto

Province of Ontario

Toronto Fire Service