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Youth Award


Presenting Sponsor:

Champions for Children: The Next Generation Award

This youth award celebrates a high school project led and implemented by students in grades 9-12 who are taking action on behalf of the children of our community—locally or abroad. The goal is to reinforce in the leaders of tomorrow the importance of investing in the children of today.

Criteria for Applying

High school projects anywhere in 4C's multi-county service area are eligible to apply if they meet these criteria:

  1. A project must demonstrate the direct involvement of high school students and do one or more of the following:
    • empower and educate young children through direct service
    • provide leadership or raise awareness on an issue that impacts young children
    • improve the quality of life of young children.
  2. A project application must be submitted by a teacher, service learning coordinator or a school administrator (principal, guidance counselor).
  3. A project must be complete or able to show evidence of success by the time of its application.

Applications must be submitted no later than Oct. 31, 2017.

The award-winning project and its team will be announced in November. The Champions for Children: The Next General Award will be presented to the winners at their high school and highlighted during the Champions for Children Gala to be held on February 17, 2018.

Previous Award Winners

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Starbound Stewart Dance Program

Aiken New Tech High School: Aiken-Largo School Project in Sierra Leone

St. Xavier High School Big Buddies Project

Mariemont High School Key Club: 5K race for The Eliminate Project

Moeller High School Corryville Little Buddies/Mentoring

Kenton County Schools Hanner’s Heroes

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Gala Photo Gallery
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More information
Contact Ilona Piaskowy at 513-758-1323 for more information.


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