Power to Empower
The Children Have the Power to Empower® Award is a distinctive award created by Yours Humanly that recognizes and showcases children and their outstanding acts of goodness in a meaningful way. 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 who are truly struggling and in need of help and support. 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.
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.
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. Award Recipients receive a congratulatory letter, personalized certificate, and award medal. Award Recipients are profiled on the Yours Humanly website and through social media.
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.
|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|
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 10 to 17 years of age and must have played a major role in creating, implementing, and carrying out the initiative that has made a difference in the lives of others. Nominations must be made within one year of the act of goodness.
Following the Nomination Period is a month-long Judging Period, during which time a panel of distinguished judges reviews all submissions for that quarter and makes final recipient decisions.
“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. To be considered for the Children Have the Power to Empower® Award, the act of goodness or program of ongoing acts of goodness must have significant impact on the lives of others who are truly struggling and in need of help and support.
The Children Have the Power to Empower® Award is open to children 10 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.
The Children Have the Power to Empower® Award is open to children 10 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.
Yours Humanly is a global nonprofit that provides children in need access to quality education and equitable resources that enhance their ability to build better, brighter futures for themselves and their communities.