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Each day throughout Westchester County, citizens of all ages and backgrounds contribute to the well-being of our youth. These dedicated Westchester residents carry out their purpose in an unselfish manner and exhibit the true spirit of community service.

The Westchester County Youth Bureau and Youth Board will present the 2016 Rosemarie Siragusa Memorial Youth Service Award to an individual who epitomizes the values of Rosemarie Siragusa.

For over 25 years, Rosemarie volunteered as an advocate for youth, particularly in the area of education. She was a founder and chairman of the Westchester County Youth Board. She was involved in the local, county and state levels of the Parent  Teacher Associatioin, and served as the President of the Yonkers Council of PTAs. Rosemarie was also a trustee and officer of the Yonkers Board of Education.

The Rosemarie Siragusa Memorial Youth Service Award honors an outstanding individual who has demonstrated a commitment to serving youth and families. This award recognizes adults, aged 21 and over, who have made major contributions towards the youth of their communities in a volunteer capacity. We are pleased to invite you to nominate someone who you believe embodies the value system and service priorities of caring, knowledge and concern for youth that Rosemarie Siragusa demonstrated throughout her life. 

Nomination deadline Oct. 25
The nomination form for the 2015 Rosemarie Siragusa Memorial Youth Service Award must be returned to the Westchester County Youth Bureau no later than Oct. 25, 2016. If you have questions, you can contact Veronica Vargas of the Youth Bureau by e-mail at or by phone at (914) 995-3918.

Nomination steps:

  • Open the nomination form and fill it in by computer.
  • Print and mail to the address on the application. Or save the completed form and e-mail to .
  • Please remember to include any materials that support your nomination.

The selected recipient will be honored during a meeting of the Westchester County Youth Board on Nov. 16, 2016 at 5 p.m. in White Plains. Thank you for your assistance in recognizing the importance of contributions made by youth advocates in Westchester County.