Distinguished Youth Award

  1. DYA Program
  2. 2021
  3. 2020
  4. 2018

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 2020/21 Award Ceremony will take place in person outside of the William H. Rogers Legislature Building on Thursday, July 29th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  This ceremony will include the presentations of certificates and medals by the Presiding Officer and Legislators.

REGISTRATION FOR THE DYA 2021/2022 IS OPEN FROM JUNE 30, 2021 THRU SEPTEMBER 15, 2021.

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)