The Irving Spirited Youth Award seeks to recognize Irving youth for excellence in community service and character.
The Irving Spirited Youth Award was first awarded in 2002. At that time, the Irving Youth Council wanted to recognize youth in the community that go that extra mile to make a difference.
This award was initially given out once a year during the annual Teen Talent competition at the Irving Arts Center. It is now awarded on a quarterly basis and presented by the mayor prior to a City Council meeting. All four recipients are then invited to attend February's teen talent competition where the "Spirited Youth of the Year" recipient is announced.
Anyone can nominate a deserving teen for the award. Forms can be submitted in one of two ways: