Press Release posted 3/31/12 – Congressman David Dreier (R-CA) has announced that completed applications for the annual Youth Volunteer Award (YVA) are due Monday, April 2, 2012 by 5 p.m. Dreier has held this annual event to honor the contributions young people have made to the community through volunteer work. The award is open to all high school students between the ages of 14 and 18 residing in the 26th Congressional District.
Dreier stated, “Each year, I look forward to hearing about the contributions young people have made to our community. During the challenging times of recent years, our region’s young people have really stepped up their efforts to help those in need. It is an honor for me to recognize the work these students do.”
Applications for the YVA are available online at http://dreier.house.gov or can be picked up at Congressman Dreier’s district office, 510 East Foothill Boulevard, Suite 201, San Dimas, CA. The office can be reached by calling 909.575.6226 or 888.906.2626. Those interested in applying must complete an application documenting their volunteer service, write a 250-500 word essay describing the benefits of his/her service to the community, submit one letter of reference, and have an informal interview with the Award Council.
The 26th Congressional District includes the cities of Arcadia, Bradbury, Charter Oak, Claremont, Glendora, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, La Verne, Monrovia, Montclair, Montrose, Rancho Cucamonga, San Antonio Heights, San Dimas, San Marino, Sierra Madre, Upland, Walnut, Wrightwood and portions of Altadena, Pasadena and San Gabriel.