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 2023 Caring Youth Award.

Click Here to Nominate a student

Caring Youth Guidelines

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.

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