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

2022 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.

Check back in December for more information, including nomination guidelines and forms.


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