• Jun 13, 2024
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Youth Serving Veterans Award

Guidelines and Nomination Forms

Click here to see a list of past Youth Serving Veterans Award Recipients

The Youth Serving Veterans Award recognizes the volunteer work of a young Nevadan or a group of young Nevadans who contribute time, energy, and effort in support of veterans, military members or families of veterans and military members. The award is patterned after the monthly Veteran Supporter of the Month award, but the Youth Serving Veterans Award recipients will be selected quarterly, which was approved by the Governor on April 15, 2022.

This award is designed to:

• Thank and recognize awardees for their volunteer work supporting veterans and military members.
• Raise awareness and showcase volunteer opportunities.
• Recognize the contributions of Nevada’s veteran and military communities.


• Youth Serving Veterans Award recipients should be under 19-years of age when nominated.
• Groups of young Nevadans are defined as nonprofits, organizations, clubs, classroom, projects, essentially group consisting of more than one young Nevadan, under 19-years of age.

Selection Information

• Nominees will be selected for significant contributions made in support of Nevada Veterans, military, and/or their families at the local, state, and/or national level. If possible, please submit a photo of the nominee or organizational photo. 
• Nominations will be evaluated on the scope and impact of a nominee’s achievements and the extent to which the nominee’s efforts benefit and provide inspiration to their community as well as the veteran and military communities.
• Nominations will be reviewed by the Veterans Services Commission (VSC) for a selection to recommend to the Governor.

Completed nomination forms must be submitted 14 days prior to the next Veterans Services Commission meeting. 
Nomination Packet:
Packets may be filled out online, saved, printed, signed and mailed to:

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services
Youth Serving Veterans Award Recognition 
Attn: Leticia Chavez at chavezl@veterans.nv.gov or call (702) 486-5608.

Completed Packets may also be scanned and emailed to Leticia Chavez at chavezl@veterans.nv.gov or call (702) 486-5608.

Nomination Form- Click Here