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Youth Impact Awards Categories:

The Placer County Youth Impact Awards consists of four categories.  The online application instructs you to choose a single category that best represents your accomplishments and then in 500 words, address the category questions listed below. 



Those who have performed outstanding acts of leadership and demonstrated the ability to direct, motivate, and lead others towards a common goal.

  •  How have you displayed your leadership skills, and what did you accomplish?

  •  How did you motivate yourself and others to complete the task?

Community Service

Those who have fostered a long-standing commitment to a specific cause by giving your time to benefit others

  •  What cause have you worked towards, and what did this work accomplish? (Explain the events you’ve taken part in during your community service work).

  • How did you become involved in this cause, and where does your passion stem from?

Overcoming Adversity

Those who have overcome a significant challenge in their life, a challenge that has contributed to who they are today.

  • What adversity did you face, and how did you overcome it?

  • What did you learn by overcoming it, and did this period of growth create significant change in your life and/or the lives of others?

  • Did overcoming this challenge help you achieve a goal you never thought you could achieve or bring new focus or commitment?

Applied Knowledge & Talents

Those who have demonstrated the ability to share their knowledge and/or talents in a unique way. This could benefit oneself or the community that you live in.

  • Describe how you were able to apply your skills in relevant, useful ways.

  • How will you be able to use your learned skills in the future?

Overcoming Adversity
Applied Knowledge and Talents
Community Service
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