Distinguished Youth Award

Promoting and Recognizing Achievement, Initiative and Service in
Suffolk County’s Youth (Ages 13-18)

  • Volunteer Service - Volunteer your time and talents for the benefit of others in Distinguished-Youth-Award-Flyer-20-21 Opens in new windowyour community.
  • Personal Development - Assess your skills and qualities then set goals for personal improvement.
  • Exploration - Visit 15 Suffolk County parks to enhance your knowledge of the beauty and diversity of Suffolk County’s natural world.
  • Physical Fitness - Increase your level of physical activity, to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

PARTICIPANTS IN THE PROGRAM EARN THE SUFFOLK COUNTY LEGISLATURE’S DISTINGUISHED YOUTH AWARD MEDAL BASED ON THREE TIERS OF RECOGNITION: GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE.

DYA 2019/20 Graduation Ceremony will take place on Thursday, July 30th from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm via Zoom

In addition, we are planning two days in August that you can come to the Suffolk County Legislature building (outside only) and Presiding Officer Calarco will present you with your Medal, Certificate and take a photo with you. The dates and times in August are as follows:

  • Monday, August 3rd from 9:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Thursday, August 6th from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

REGISTRATION FOR THE DYA 2020/2021 OPEN FROM JUNE 30, 2020 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2020.

Distinguished Youth Award Downloads

Distinguished Youth Award Flyer (PDF)

Distinguished Youth Award Program Description and Information Packet (PDF)

Distinguished Youth Award Record Book (PDF)

Distinguished Youth Award/Registration Waiver Form (PDF)

Suffolk County Parks Information Booklet (PDF)