On November 29th, the Mankato Area Public Schools Community Education and Recreation Advisory Council was awarded the Region 1 Minnesota Community Education Association Project of the Year, in recognition of their sponsorship of the Spirit of Youth Awards Ceremony. For 5 years, Mankato Area Public Schools Community Education & Recreation Department Advisory Council has sponsored an annual awards ceremony which recognizes the “Spirit Of Youth Awards”. This annual award recognizes outstanding students, staff and community members from Mankato Area Public Schools and the Greater Mankato Area. The premise of this award is simply to recognize people who do good things for youth in our community. In 2017, awards were given to Outstanding Youth Organization, Outstanding Individual Youth, Outstanding Non-Profit Organization, Outstanding Coach, Outstanding Business Partner, Outstanding Educator, and Outstanding Community Volunteer.
Mankato Area Public Schools is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Spirit of Youth Awards through March 15th, 2018. To nominate an individual, group or organization which you believe embodies the Spirit of Youth please complete an application available at isd77.org or linked here, 2018 SOY Nomination Form