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Community Education and Recreation Advisory awarded Project of the Year

Mankato Area Public Schools' Community Education and Recreation Advisory Council was awarded the Region 1 Minnesota Community Education Association Project of the Year award in recognition of their sponsorship of the Spirit of Youth awards ceremony.

For five years, Mankato Area Public Schools' Community Education and Recreation Department Advisory Council has sponsored an annual awards ceremony which recognizes outstanding students, staff and community members from Mankato Area Public Schools and greater Mankato with a "Spirit of Youth" award for the nominee's work in fostering positive youth development and asset building in the community. This year, awards were given to Outstanding Youth Organization, Outstanding Individual Youth, Outstanding Non-Profit Organization, Outstanding Coach, Outstanding Business Partner, Outstanding Educator and Outstanding Community Volunteer.

Mankato Area Public Schools is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Spirit of Youth awards through March 15, 2018. To nominate an individual, group or organization who embodies the spirit of youth, complete an application, also available at

For more information contact staff at 507-387-5501.