Youth award panel seeks deserving Milford youth to honor

Mayor Benjamin G. Blake, in conjunction with Milford Youth and Family Services, will present The 25th Annual Mayor’s Youth Award in a ceremony Thursday, May 9, at 5 p.m. at the Parsons Complex Auditorium.

Any Milford resident, age 18 or younger, who has participated in activities to improve the quality of life in the city, or assisted its citizens, is eligible to be nominated.

All areas of outstanding service will be considered such as school, church, volunteer or community service. Nominees will be recognized with individual awards in three categories: Elementary, middle and high school. An additional category acknowledges group activity.

Teachers, principals, parents, fellow students, neighbors, group leaders, clergy, and others in the community may nominate a youth or group for this award.

As this year marks the 25th anniversary of the award, organizers are inviting past award recipients who would like to share the impact of the award on their life to contact Milford Family Services/ Department of Human Services.

Nomination forms can be obtained from Milford Youth and Family Services, 150 Gulf Street, the mayor’s office or from the City of Milford website:

Address nomination forms to Christie Roche, program coordinator. Forms may also be obtained via fax at 203-783-3238 or email using

The nomination deadline is Thursday, April 4. The Mayor’s Youth Award forms may be copied and distributed as needed.

For information call Christie Roche at 203-783-3253.