Youth Citizenship Award Winner 2022- Sasha Nieman

233m6 youthCitizenThis summer the Youth Committee has selected an extraordinary community member to receive the citizenship award. Our deserving award winner embodies and teaches the spirit of the “CSA Way” with genuine compassion and enthusiasm. She has made significant contributions to the CSA by working on the waterfront for the past 11 years, taking over the tradition of MCing stunt night, previously run by her mother, and most recently leading our youth with a positive attitude as one of our amazing Youth Leaders.

Her commitment to inclusivity is evident as she makes sure everyone who attends youth events is welcomed and no one is left out. She not only leads FUN and creative activities like capture the flag, nature hikes, field trips on the Benzie Bus or the very popular Middle School Lock In, but teaches our youth about respect, sportsmanship and kindness and EVEN gives explanations and examples of WHY these attitudes and skills are necessary and important for life. She leads with integrity and has a true desire to understand ALL of our youth by listening and coming up with innovative and fair ways to help resolve conflicts. 

Her love for this community and desire to pass on CSA traditions have been passed on to her by her parents Liz Gottlieb and Martin Nieman.  Please join us in congratulating Sasha Nieman as our 2022 Citizenship Award winner!


CSA Youth Programs 2022

The CSA Youth Program Vision – Provide experiences for our youth that will cultivate integrity, foster responsibility, promote inclusivity, and build confidence in their identity within the CSA and greater community. By doing so we will build a foundation that will prepare our youth for life, for relationships, and instill the value of service. Heather Lotzar is our Youth Manager and oversees the programs.

The CSA Youth Programs organize regular social, educational, and sports-oriented activities. This is a welcoming, fun, and enthusiastic environment for youth to connect with one another. We have programs for two age groups: Middle School and High School. Typical activities include – game night, bonfires and s'mores, volleyball, rafting down the Platte River and much more. The activities are planned a week in advance and posted each Sunday by 4 pm on the following Youth Boards: 

Click to open: High School Youth Board  /  Click to open: Middle School Youth Board

Youth Programs 2022 Flyer

Youth Leaders 2022