The deadline for applications for the 2006 Youth Volunteer Award is 5 p.m. Friday, April 14.
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.
Over the last several years U.S. Rep. David 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.
The district includes Arcadia, Bradbury, Charter Oak, Claremont, Glendora, La Cañada 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.
Applications are available in Dreier's district office at 2220 E. Route 66, Suite 225, Glendora. The office can be reached by calling (626) 852-2626 or (866) 373-6321.