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I !! OZ f IDA API~IL 5- MONDAY, APRIL ~, 201;3 ~API LIFI Cape Gazette Public service, volunteerism at core of program Henry J. Evans Jr. I to youth. Projects must be submitted to the Youth Service Challenge website by Tuesday, April 30. The Jefferson Awards works through the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a group of more than 100 mayors representing municipali- ties from around the eountry. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, The City of Lewes is reach- former Ohio Sen. Robert Taft ing out to local schools, youth groups and faith-based organiza- tions and encouraging them to take on the challenge of devel- oping meaningful community service projects as part of the Jefferson Awards Youth Service Challenge. The mission of the program is t recognize, inspire and activate V slunteerism and public service in communities, workplaces and schools across America. The challenge highlights good things young Americans are doing in service in their city, community or school. Youth Service Challenge categories are- education and literacy; environment and sus- tainability; health and wellness; community building and citizen- ship; hunger, homelessness and poverty; animal rights; peace and j tice; elder care; and service Jr., and nationally renowned public service leader Sam Beard established the Jefferson Awards in 1972. By encouraging mean- ingful, important work in their communities, the program seeks to motivate young people to change the world they live in. Lewes Mayor Jim Ford will host a local Jefferson Awards ceremony at 7 p.m.; Monday, May 20, in City Hall. Youth Ser- vice Challenge participants will receive certificates and pins, and the top three outstanding ser- vice projects will be eligible for national recognition and prizes. To submit Youth Service Chal- lenge ideas and for additional information, go to www.youth- For more information about the Jefferson Awards, visit www.jefferson- HENRY J. EVANS JR. PHOTOS ALISON WADE DISPLAYS a Jefferson Awards Gold Medallion and tells the public about the program at Lewes Mayor and City Council's meeting last llWmth. A medallion wilt be awarded to the top three projects submitted to the, City of Lewes' Youth Service Challenge. Wade is a University of Delaware se- nior who is working as an intern with the Jefferson Awards program. Urban Studio Saturday, April 2: Color Nail Servic, All Surfing, Maps, F Games, and morel Lewes Mayor and City Council listen to de- tails about the Jefferson Awards Youth Service Challenge. Lewes will join hundreds of municipalities across the country in en- couraging young students to develop enduring pro- grams that will change the communities and world in which they live. Pavers.Walls