CHILDREN HAVE THE POWER TO EMPOWER℠ AWARD
Yours Humanly is an organization of compassionate individuals who value and appreciate the good that millions of people across the country do for others on a daily basis. We are particularly in awe of the number of children who perform acts of goodness and who—at their young ages—are already making a difference in the lives of others. We must encourage them, through recognition and positive feedback, to continue to care for others and do what they can to ease life’s journey for those who struggle—because we are a nation of people helping people and because it’s the right thing to do.
For this reason, we created a first of its kind award that recognizes and showcases children across America for their outstanding acts of goodness that encourage and promote a culture of education; exemplify innovation, problem solving, and positive change in an educational environment; and shine a light on the value of education and life-long learning.
To recognize children ages 7 to 17 for their outstanding acts of goodness that promote education and life-long learning, and encourage them to continue to do what they can to help others embrace and experience exceptional educational opportunities.
To help create a kinder, more compassionate world by teaching children to believe in the value of goodness and selfless service to others and to focus much needed attention on the value of education for all ages.
NOMINATION AND JUDGING PERIODS
During a three-month Nomination Period, an adult may nominate a child who he or she feels is deserving of the Children Have the Power to Empower℠ Award. The Nominee must be 7 to 17 years of age and must have played a major role in creating, implementing, and carrying out the educational-based initiative that has made a difference in the lives of others. Nominations must be made within one year of the act of goodness.
The Nomination Period will be followed by a month-long Judging Period, during which time a panel of distinguished judges will review all submissions for that quarter and make final award recipient decisions.
|Nomination Period||Judging Period||Awards Announced|
|Jan 1 – March 31||April 1 – April 30||On or before May 15|
|April 1 – June 30||July 1 – July 31||On or before August 15|
|July 1 – September 30||October 1 – October 31||On or before November 15|
|October 1 – December 31||January 1 – January 31||On or before February 15|
The Children Have the Power to Empower℠ Award is given quarterly, and there may be multiple recipients each quarter. Those chosen as award recipients will receive a personalized certificate and medal, and will be profiled on the Yours Humanly website and through social media. The award gives children a platform to connect, share their stories, and see what others are doing to make a difference.
While Yours Humanly is focused on serving the world’s most vulnerable children by providing access to quality education, we champion education at all ages. This award recognizes the innovative and inspirational work children perform on behalf of others—both children and adults.