The Leonard R. Johnson Award for Community Service recognizes a youth or a youth group that has made an outstanding contribution to Kenosha County through participation in the Kenosha County Youth As Resources Program. The award focuses on these three key criteria:
- Leadership: How have the actions of this group influenced the actions of others.
- Citizenship: How has this group demonstrated that they are truly engaged their community.
- Community Service: How has this group made a difference through service to Kenosha County.
The 2011 recipient of the Leonard R. Johnson Award is Sarah Dugan of Kenosha. For her service project, Sarah wanted to help foster positive relationships between the generations while at the same time honoring her elders. In order to reach her goal, Sarah planned monthly birthday parties for residents of Meadowmere Southport Assisted Living Community in Kenosha. Over the past year, Sarah’s programming efforts have reached over 100 youth and adult participants.
For more information about Sarah’s service project or about Kenosha County Youth As Resources contact the Kenosha County UW-Extension office at 262-857-1945 or on the web at www.kenoshacountyyar.org
Kenosha County Youth As Resources (YAR) is a program of Kenosha County UW-Extension in partnership with the United Way of Kenosha County.