Guam - For the past 2 years, The KUAM Careforce has paid tribute to our outstanding community service leaders and volunteers with the KUAM Careforce Honors. This November, the KUAM Careforce, along with our entire community, will once again honor those who've made a difference. This awards program recognizes those exceptional people whose passion, dedication, service, and selfless efforts have made our island a better place. Currently, nominations for the 2013 KUAM Careforce Honors are being accepted in the following categories:
The Hope for Tomorrow Honor – Awarded and outstanding young role model and achiever in our community between the ages of 6 to 18. Their efforts helped those in need and motivated others to make a difference. This youth may have started a program within their school or community, raised funds for a cause, or inspired others through their example.
The Selfless Service Honor – Awarded to an individual who tirelessly devotes their time to bettering our community as a volunteer and/or organizer. This person exemplifies passion, dedication, and devotion to the charity(ies), organization(s), social causes, or people in need they service. Nominees must be at least 18 years of age.
The Health and Wellness Honor – Awarded to an individual whose service, dedication, and/or innovation in the field of health and wellness has made a difference in the community. This honoree may have started an organization, program, or coordinated an event aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles, raising awareness about a disease, advocating for or prompting others to make healthy changes in our community, etc.
The Think Green Honor - Awarded to an individual who, through their efforts, has aimed to help protect, sustain and foster respect and care of our environment. This honoree may have started an organization, program, or coordinated an event aimed at promoting respect for our environment, may have advocated for environmental awareness in our community, or prompted others to take on environmentally friendly habits.
A'adahen I Kottura Honor - Awarded to an individual who has worked to preserve and promote our Chamoru culture. This honoree has worked at building an awareness of the Chamoru Language and culture through the Arts, education, and other forms of expression.
Nominations for individuals in any of these categories may be submitted on kuam.com or applications may be picked up at the KUAM studios in Harmon. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, October 11, 2013 at 5pm (Guam time).
The awards ceremony will take place in mid November and broadcasted on the KUAM TV8 and TV11 on Thanksgiving evening.
Nominees may not be publicly elected officials or individuals who have previously received the honor.
The 2013 KUAM Careforce Honors are presented in partnership with Cars Plus, McDonald's of Guam and Tropical Productions.