The Youth Award recognizes an individual 21 years old or younger who has made significant contributions in helping other youth. Our Award honors this young leader at an annual Awards Ceremony and grants them funds to elevate their work.
Honorees awarded in this category will also become a member of the Jefferson Awards Foundation GlobeChangers program, an incubator for young social entrepreneurs, multiplying their impact through mentorship, training, and a strong support network.
Our 2019 call for nominations is now closed.
Please ensure your nominee meets the following requirements before submitting a nomination.
2019, 2013 Hero Award, Youth Award The Chaeli Campaign
2018, 2013 Hero Award, Youth Award The Sparkle Effect
2018 Youth Award Bright Young Dyslexics
2017, 2007 Hero Award, Youth Award Global Youth H.E.L.P., Inc.
2017 Youth Award Shred Kids' Cancer
2016, 2003 Hero Award, Youth Award Ryan's Well
2016 Youth Award Claire's Place Foundation
2015, 2009 Hero Award, Youth Award Abari B’Inyamata