Canopy Housing Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for Youth Excellence in Service (YES) Award

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June 1, 2020

Contact: Kim Walker, 704-940-3149

CHARLOTTE, N.C. ― Canopy Housing Foundation and Realtor® members are calling on area youth who are engaged in service and improving the community to apply for the Canopy Housing Foundation’s Youth Excellence in Service (YES) Award. The award was initiated to recognize and celebrate area youth working to improve the quality of life in the region.

When young people are engaged in community service they are more likely to become the next generation of adults focused on building a stronger community. By establishing the YES Award, the local Realtor® community seeks to encourage, cultivate and celebrate area youth ages 10 to 18 who are working to address a broad spectrum of needs in an effort to build a stronger community.

Local youth actively engaged in community service projects are encouraged to submit their nomination by July 15, 2020. The chosen recipient will receive a commemorative plaque and $500 will be donated to the charity of their choice in their name. The recipient will also be honored at the foundation’s awards luncheon on September 5, 2020, and/or at the recipient’s school assembly.

The YES Award is the youth companion to the Canopy Housing Foundation’s annual Humanitarian Award, which recognizes individuals, projects, or groups making outstanding contributions to enhance the quality of life in this region. For more information, or to apply, please visit

Canopy Housing Foundation is the charitable arm of Canopy Realtor® Association and has a mission to create housing opportunities through advocacy, education, funding and leadership. Through Canopy Housing Foundation, Realtors® work to address unmet housing needs within the community and advocate for fair and affordable housing standards and practices. Canopy Housing Foundation is dedicated to making a difference in the communities served though its programs, events and financial support.

Original Publish Date: 6/1/2020