Award Categories

Our awards recognize real-life heroes working to dramatically improve the lives of children. But that’s not all: our Honorees also receive grant funds and media attention, both of which help their gold standard programs grow so that they will ultimately impact the lives of even more children.

Honors an individual making extraordinary contributions to children in the field of education, literacy and learning.

Education Award

Honors an individual making extraordinary contributions to children in the fields of health, medicine, or the sciences.

Health Award

Honors an individual making extraordinary contributions to protect children from fear, abuse, and sexual exploitation.

Protection Award

Honors an individual making extraordinary contributions to children in the fields of social or humanitarian services.

Humanitarian Award

Recognizes an individual 21 years old or younger who is a visionary young leader running a sustainable, high-impact programs for other youth.

Youth Award

Recognizes individuals making extraordinary contributions to groups of vulnerable children affected by war, natural disasters, or other crises.

Crisis Award

Recognizes past Honorees whose work has excelled beyond what we could have imagined and grants them additional funds to further their work for children.

Hero Award
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