Chase Youth Awards

Young people do amazing things every day, whether its leading a community service project, helping a friend or family member in need, overcoming a personal hardship or difficult situation, enriching the lives of others through artistic expression, valuing cultural and/or social diversity, or setting a positive example for others to follow.  Each year, the Chase Youth Commission honors our community’s outstanding youth, teens and an adult who are making a difference in our community or making positive choices through the Chase Youth Awards.  The purpose is to show youth we are proud of their actions and to feature them as community role models.  Nominees can be individuals or groups, groups should be submitted in the division of the oldest member.

Click the following to download a 2024 CYA Nomination Form, or visit the Chase Youth Awards nomination page on this website to complete an online submission form.  Nominees must live in Spokane County, WA.

Click here to download the 2024 CYA Nomination Form
Click here to fill out the CYA Nomination Form online

Nominations are due by March 8, 2024.  Join us for the Chase Youth Awards, Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 6:00 pm at the Fox Theater.

Winners will be announced in elementary school, middle school, and teen divisions in the following categories:

Arts & Creativity 

Enriching others through imaginative skills and originality in such activities as acting, dance, music, visual arts or writing.

Community Service

Volunteering to meet a need in the community through service.


Putting others before yourself, not only empathizing, but taking action during challenging circumstances.

Cultural Awareness

Valuing cultural and/or social diversity through action, lifestyle awareness or education.

Environmental Awareness

Contributions toward the protection, conservation, and improvement of Spokane’s natural environment.


Finding creative or innovative ways to solve a community issue or problem.


Demonstrating the ability to lead others toward a positive goal.

Personal Achievement

Overcoming obstacles or personal challenges through initiative and determination.

Social Advocacy

Demonstrating a clear passion for advocating on behalf of others.

James E. Chase Adult Award:

An outstanding adult or group of adults who has gone above and beyond in bettering the lives of youth in our community.

“Not only does the Commission give students vital and practical experience working on service projects, but it gives us the confidence to start and lead projects on our own.”