Extra Mile Award Instructions

“Extra Mile” Award Instructions & Nomination Procedure


  1. All nominating organizations should appoint a representative to work with the nominee; this will help ensure an accurate and high quality nomination for submission. The quality of the nomination will play an important part in determining recommendations by the selection committee.
  2. Only complete nominations will be accepted (see below). Nominations may either be completed on-line by July 31st or be mailed (post marked) July 31st to The Arlington Alliance for Youth, PO Box 13579, Arlington, TX, 76094.
  3. All nominees must confirm in their nomination that they will attend the luncheon.

Complete applications must include:

  1. A nominating letter which includes the following paragraphs:
    1. Award The opening paragraph must clearly indicate the award (Volunteer or Staff) for which this person is being nominated. A person can be nominated for only for one — not both.
    2. Servant profile (500 words max). Provide examples of how the nominee demonstrated the value of servitude:
    3. Leader profile (500 words max). Provide examples of how the nominee led community efforts.
    4. Service profile (500 words max). Provide key dimensions of the nominee’s service to the community.
    5. Contact information (phone, address, e-mail address) for:
      1. Organization submitting the award
      2. Organizational leader approving the award (include title)
      3. Nominee
    6. Attendance: Statement that nominee will attend the First Rate Living Luncheon on August 26th.
    7. Waiver: All letters of nomination must include the following statement: “Our organization and our nominee (provide name) understands that the decision of the selection committee and board are final and we waive our rights to dispute or challenge that decision.”
  2. Letters of recommendation
    1. Two letters are required; one extra letter may be submitted.
    2. Preferably prepared by:
      1. Youth or alumni from program/team
      2. Parent of youth
      3. Member of the organization (board, staff, volunteer, etc.)
    3. Each letter must include contact information (phone, address, e-mail address) of person preparing the letter.

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