HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – An organization known for helping youngsters understand the importance of health, education, careers and finances is launching a new program.
The Madison County Community Awareness for Youth will now give a ‘Young Citizen of the Month’ award.
The organization’s director believes the new program emphasizes the need for children to do good things in the community.
“We feel if we invest in our youth, our youth will take care of this community because at some point, we have to give it over to our youth,” said Madison County CAFY Director Harry Hobbs.
The Madison County CAFY is partnering with the Huntsville Police Department, City of Huntsville Office of Multicultural Affairs, City of Huntsville Human Relations Commission, DynAviation, Huntsville City School, Madison County Schools and STAR 99.1 FM to make the program happen.
Students in grades 7 through 12 are eligible for the award. The students must have gone above and beyond in their community, church or school. Adults, who are non-family members, must make the nomination.