Caring Youth Awards


If you know a student in grades 7-12 who shows an ongoing awareness of others through volunteering, consider nominating him or her for a

2021 Caring Youth Award

Each year, the cities of Minnetonka, Hopkins and Golden Valley; the Hopkins and Minnetonka school districts; and the Glen Lake Optimists host a Caring Youth Recognition event to honor the contributions of caring young people.

The 2021 event will be held on Thursday, February 18 at 7pm at the Minnetonka Community Center (14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka.)

For more information, including nomination guidelines and forms, use the following link: 2021 Caring Youth Award

Nominations due by January 11th


To qualify for the award, a Caring Youth must:

  • Live in Minnetonka, Hopkins or Golden Valley; attend school in Hopkins or Minnetonka; and/or volunteer in Minnetonka, Hopkins or Golden Valley.
  • Volunteer work must be unpaid and not a requirement for a class or co-curricular program.

Young people must be nominated by the organization they are serving.

Questions? Please email