The 5th Annual Brick Hero Awards will be held on Friday, March 1 at 7pm at Brick Township High School, 346 Chambers Bridge Rd. The event honors Brick residents and businesses that exhibited a remarkable effort to make their community a better place. The event will include performances by local school theatre groups, dance schools and more.

The Brick Hero Awards are a collaborative effort between the Mayor’s Teen Advisory Councils in Brick Township High School and Brick Memorial High School. The awards event will feature performances by Evolution Dance Academy, the Brick Township High School Drama Club, Idol Time Vocal Academy and Dance Concepts. Award recipients will be presented with Brick Hero Capes.

Mayor John Ducey created the Brick Youth Initiative to give young people a greater voice in their community. Mayor Ducey meets regularly with the Teen Advisory Councils at each high school to discuss their thoughts and ideas for Brick Township. Some of those ideas that have been brought to fruition include, the Brick Township Birthday Party, Cupcake Wars and, most significantly, the design and construction of the Brick Teen Center, also known as Lounge 270.

“Our young people are a vital part of Brick Township and its future,” said Mayor Ducey. “I feel that we have an obligation to ensure that these young men and women know that their local government and community care about them, and that they’re listening to what they have to say.”

All proceeds from this year’s event will go to benefit the Brick Teen Center, Lounge 270. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults, and can be purchased at the door. For more info on the event, contact Madison Baracia, Brick Youth Advisor, at mbaracia@bricktownship.net.