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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Youth Services Initiative announces award recipient and prepares for art show with Journeys through EXPAND
Angel “Nacho” Ramirez, a Youth Services Initiative (YSI) participant, has received the 2011 Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award from the City of Boulder’s Youth Opportunities Program. Ramirez was nominated for his volunteer service, which includes helping organize and assemble race materials for Ironman Boulder and Boulder Running Company fundraising events, mulching for Boulder Housing Partners and Growing Gardens, and helping chaperone YSI overnight trips for the City of Boulder’s Parks and Recreation Department.
“Nacho is an outstanding volunteer because he is selfless in his attitude and behavior. He is motivated to help without seeking recognition or rewards,” said Alex Zinga, YSI program coordinator, who nominated Ramirez for the award. “It doesn’t matter what the task is, getting dirty shoveling mulch or pulling weeds, I can always count on Nacho to step up. He is always very dependable and diligent, often inspiring other participants to emulate his work ethic,” added Zinga.
Ramirez was presented with the award at a Youth Opportunities Advisory Board (YOAB) banquet on Thursday, April 14.
In other YSI news, the organization will co-host an art show with Journeys through EXPAND (EXciting Programs Adventures and New Dimensions) on Thursday, May 5. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the North Boulder Recreation Center (NBRC), 3170 Broadway. Refreshments will be available.
The YSI and Journeys through EXPAND art exhibit will be on display throughout the month of May at the NBRC. All artwork was done by participants in these programs. YSI worked with local artist, Paula Kehoe, on their art pieces.
The mission of Youth Services Initiative (YSI) is to provide youth from low-income housing the opportunities and resources necessary to make positive recreational, educational and lifestyle choices.
Journeys through EXPAND
The Journeys through EXPAND (EXciting Programs Adventures and New Dimensions) Program provides affordable fitness, adventure and leisure opportunities for adults living with a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) and/or other similar neurological conditions. These services promote personal challenge, increase self-esteem and growth in a supportive and safe environment.
Shelly Ruspakka, Parks and Recreation, 303-413-7214
Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155