ABout the Award
A Recognition-Incentive for Young Adults
The award is presented to a maximum of eighteen winners, 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.
This award program targets a often overlooked population and offers incentives to youth who have shown interest and ambition towards academic or employment goals. Award recipients 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 February and ends mid-March. Any adult (non-family) may nominate a youth, age 16-21, who meets the criteria of being “often overlooked, struggling to be successful, has overcome obstacles and wishes to achieve new goals.
A non-cash award is given to award recipients to use towards their future plans. The Jack Lisi Youth Award Board wants its award recipients to be recognized for their hard work, and take away some of the burden of higher education or career costs. Since 2020, we are offering our largest award yet to help offset these costs and show our appreciation to the award recipients.
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, give assistance, and guidance in order for youngsters to become contributing members of society.”