As part of the Y’s commitment to strengthen community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, YMCA of the USA and the Adolph Kiefer family will select from submitted candidates two individuals as the Adolph Kiefer YMCA Youth Character Award recipients for 2018. The 2018 Adolph Kiefer YMCA Youth Character Award recognizes one male and one female for their excellence in academic achievement and commitment to healthy living and social responsibility through YMCA competitive swimming. The selected individuals will be granted $2,500 each to be issued directly to the athlete’s institute for higher learning.
The application deadline is March 21, 2018. Recipients will be announced at the 2018 YMCA National Short Course Swimming and Diving Championship Meet. Recipients must be present and competing in the meet to be selected.