Join the YMCA of the Northwoods in celebrating values vital to our community’s future by nominating a teen who is making a difference in the lives of others. The Y Teen Character Award recognizes teens who demonstrate the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Teachers, counselors, coaches, neighbors, family, and friends are just a few examples of individuals who are encouraged to nominate teens to receive a Y Teen Character Award. Please nominate a teen who meets the following criteria or pass this information on to any individuals you think would know of a possible nominee.

Submission Guidelines

Teen Character Nomination Criteria:

• Nominees must be between 12 and 18 years of age

• Attending middle/high school or homeschooled during the current school year

• Reside in Oneida, Vilas, Forest, Langlade, or Lincoln Counties

Please fill in the form on the back of this page.  Nominations that are clearly legible and well thought out have a better chance of being chosen. The demonstration of the core values defines and exemplifies their character for this award.  Your writing describing their demonstration is essential for us to select the best group of teens for the 2024 awards! 

Event Information

Honorees and nominators will be invited to attend a formal Teen Character Award Banquet to be held in their honor on Sunday evening, April 14, 2024, at the Pines Event Center in Rhinelander. Nominees selected for recognition will be notified by March 4, 2024. All entries are the property of the YMCA of the Northwoods. By participating in the Teen Character Awards, you grant the YMCA of the Northwoods permission to use submitted materials in reasonable media and promotional materials.

Please mail, return, fax or email the completed nomination form by February 26, 2024 to:

(Please provide if know to allow us to mail out Award Letter.)
Remember we do not get to meet your nominee. We select based on your nomination and recommendations from the school administration about your nominee. Please provide as much information as possible. (100-500 words)
Remember we do not get to meet your nominee. We select based on your nomination and recommendations from the school administration about your nominee. Please provide as much information as possible. (100-500 words)
Remember we do not get to meet your nominee. We select based on your nomination and recommendations from the school administration about your nominee. Please provide as much information as possible.