Jack Lisi Youth Award

Recognition-Incentive for Young Adults

The Jack Lisi Youth Award, Inc and Board of Directors are pleased to present the Annual “Jack Lisi Youth Award,” Recognition - Incentive for Young Adults. The award is presented to young people age 16 through 21, living in Steuben County OR a currently registered student in one of the following school districts; Addison, Alfred-Almond, Arkport, Avoca, Bath, Bradford, Campbell-Savona, Canaseraga, Canisteo-Greenwood, Corning-Painted Post Area, Hammondsport, Hornell City, Jasper-Troupsburg, Prattsburgh, and Wayland-Cohocton.

According to the late Angie Lisi, (Jack’s widow) “Jack had compassion, concern and respect for youth who had problems which hindered their ability to achieve and he felt that often they were not given enough credit. Jack believed that what was needed was someone to care, show support, assistance and guidance in order for youngsters to become contributing members of society.”


This award program targets this often overlooked population and offers incentives to youth
who have shown interest and ambition toward academic or career/employment goals.




A maximum of eighteen winners from within Steuben County or currently enrolled in a GST BOCES(see above) are selected by partner special school committees to receive awards and incentives, dependent upon information expressed on the recommendation forms.  These possible awards and incentives are:
  • Grant toward additional education
  • Financial Assistance to College
  • Financial Assistance for college books or other educational material
  • Financial Assistance for work related materials
Each year the nomination process begins in mid-February and ends March 20, 2018.  Any adult (non-family) may nominate a 16 through 21 year old youth who meets the criteria of being “often overlooked, struggling to be successful, has overcome obstacles and wishes to achieve new goals.”

 
"Jack believed that what was needed was someone to care, show support, and give assistance
and guidance in order for youngsters to become contributing members of society."


This Award continues Jack's Beliefs

In 2015, a new partnership began. Twelve school districts may each select one qualified winner from their district. Bath, Corning-Painted Post Area, and Hornell City School Districts may select two Winners each. School Districts are not required to select a young adult each year. The process has changed as explained on the Nomination Process page.

Jack Lisi Youth Award, Inc. - Board of Directors


Mark R. Alger, President
Bill Caudill
Marianne Furfure
Susan K. Hooker
Dr. Stoner E. Horey
Jack W. Kelly, Treasurer
Mary C. Lisi
Gary S. Pruyn, Secretary
Joseph L. Rumsey
Christine M. Valkenburgh







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