United Way of Western Connecticut Seeks Nominations for Emerging Hero Awards

United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) seeks nominations of youth leaders in community service and volunteerism for its Emerging Hero Awards through July 9.

The Emerging Hero Awards celebrate the accomplishments of the newest generation of volunteers and community leaders. United Way seeks nominations of area high school-aged youth (grades 9-12) who demonstrate strong leadership in volunteerism and community service.

“Our Emerging Hero Awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the contributions that young people make to our communities,” said Kimberly Morgan, CEO of UWWC. “We look forward to shining a light on the accomplishments of these young people at this year’s Hometown Heroes celebration.”

Nominations are open to young people from the following Western Connecticut towns and cities: Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, Warren or Washington. Nominations will be accepted online at www.uwwesternct.org/emergingheroes through July 9, 2018.

This is an initial nominating process for the Emerging Hero Awards. If a nominee is selected, additional information will be requested for the selection process in late summer/early fall. The Emerging Hero Awards will be part of the celebration of volunteers in Western Connecticut at the 5th Annual Hometown Heroes Benefit Dinner to be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

For additional information, please contact Morgan Greening, Special Projects Coordinator, at 203-297-6736 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Nominations for the Emerging Hero Awards may be submitted at www.uwwesternct.org/emergingheroes through July 9