Encouraging volunteerism and community service.
Serve Idaho is seeking nominations for the 2016 Idaho's Brightest Star Awards honoring outstanding volunteers throughout the state. The award recognizes outstanding individuals, students, seniors, organizations, small businesses, and corporations for their extraordinary efforts to improve the lives of Idahoans through volunteer public service and volunteerism.
Nominations are due November 13.
Click here to nominate a volunteer.
In the year 2000, Idaho was the first state to create the America's Promise "Youth" license plate to honor young people and to fulfill a commitment to Retired General Colin Powell.
Proceeds from the sale of each license plate stay in the county where the plates are sold. 100% of the money generated is used to fund programs that help at-risk youth, and programs that offer activities during non-school hours. The goal is to help reduce drug and alcohol abuse, gang activity, and school drop outs.