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.

If you would like to nominate someone who is making a difference in our community, click here for a nomination form. You can fill out an online nomination form on this page, if you prefer.  Nominations due February 7, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Nelson, Executive Director at (509) 999-9325 or

2020 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 to make a difference.

Cultural Awareness:

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


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 Asset Builder Award:

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

Please join us on Thursday, March 19th at 6:00 pm at the Fox Theater where we will recognize and celebrate hundreds of our community’s outstanding young people!  Doors open at 6:00 pm, program will begin at 6:40 and will conclude by 8:30.

“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.”