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Youth applauded with Mountain FM awards Monthly prize to Good SamariTeens Mountain FM radio wants the Sea to Sky Corridor to know that the kids are alright. A monthly Good SamariTeen project initiated by the radio station, in partnership with municipalities of Whistler, Squamish and others, will award a teen or teens aged 13-19 that have done something exciting. A fund of $1,350 for each of three areas — Whistler/Pemberton, Squamish, and the Sunshine Coast — is set up for the project. Teens don't have to wear superhero capes, but could win $100 for athletic excellence, scholastic achievement, community involvement, doing an exceptionally good deed or anything else that should be applauded, says Catherine Power, sales & marketing team member of the Mountain FM Whistler office. "It's about time we expose the truth: the vast majority of teenagers are positive, productive contributors to our communities," Power says. The RMOW has stepped up to donate the Whistler/Pemberton fund. Squamish has done the same for its area, while final details are being inked to tap into the Sunshine Coast area. Mountain FM will actively seek nominations and recognize the winner(s) each month on air during the BJ Doyle and the Mountain Morning Crew show. Winners will get $100 and a Mountain FM sweatshirt. "We're hoping as more people become aware of the Good SamariTeen project that other businesses will want to participate, too," to keep the project going beyond its initial 10 months, Power says. The idea for the project was well in the works before recent incidents involving youth in Squamish burst into the news, Power says. Nomination forms are available after July 6 at municipal hall and other locations to be announced.

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