Frequently Asked Questions

Power to Empower

How often may a child be nominated for the award?

The act of goodness must have taken place no more than twelve (12) months from the date of the nomination, and only one application per nominee, per calendar year will be accepted to give others a chance to participate for recognition.

How do you announce the Award Recipients?

Once Award Recipients are selected, the Award Committee notifies them by one of the contact methods provided by the nominator on the original nomination form. Every Award Recipient receives a congratulatory letter, personalized certificate, and medal. Award Recipients are profiled on the Yours Humanly website and through social media.

Is there a nomination application fee?

There is no application fee to nominate a child for the Children Have the Power to Empower℠ Award. Simply complete and submit the nomination form online.

When is the deadline for nominations and submissions?

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
How do you select award recipients?

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.

A month-long Judging Period, during which time a panel of distinguished judges reviews all submissions for that quarter and makes final recipient decisions, follows the Nomination Period.

What is an act of goodness?

“Goodness” is the state or quality of being good, so an act of goodness is a demonstration of that quality in the form of a good deed or a program of ongoing deeds that benefit others.

May I nominate myself?

The Children Have the Power to Empower℠ Award is open to children 7 to 17 years of age and nominations must be made by an adult (18 years of age or older). Therefore, children may not nominate themselves. However, an adult in the child’s life is encouraged to nominate the deserving child.

How can I nominate my child or another deserving child?

The Children Have the Power to Empower℠ Award is open to children 7 to 17 years of age across the United States. During a three-month Nomination Period, an adult may nominate a child who he or she feels is deserving of the award by completing and submitting the nomination form.

What is the Children Have the Power to Empower Award?

The Children Have the Power to Empower℠ Award is a one of a kind award created by Yours Humanly 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. The award gives children a platform to connect, share their stories, and see what others are doing to make a difference in the lives of others. The award demonstrates to family, friends, and community that even children have the power to empower when they lend a helping hand and an open heart.

What is Yours Humanly?

Yours Humanly is a Northern California-based nonprofit that funds local and global efforts to provide underprivileged children in underserved communities access to educational programs and resources—pathways to better, brighter futures.

Yours Humanly is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit; Federal Tax ID #46-3429734