Prize Honoring Young People for Humanitarian and Environmental Service Work
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes enters its twentieth year of recognizing inspiring, public-spirited young people from across the United States and Canada. Established by author T. A. Barron, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders, aged 8 to 18, who have made a significant, positive difference to people and the environment. Fifteen top winners each receive $10,000 to support their service work or higher education.
Deadline: Applications are due by April 15, 2020; winners will be announced in September.
Plus: As part of its twentieth anniversary celebration, the Barron Prize will present the Young Heroes Summit in October 2020, bringing together past winners to share their experiences and inspire today’s youth. Honoring the spirit of the Barron Prize, the Young Heroes Summit will commemorate the great work of young people by offering a free public event and series of panel discussions focused on humanitarian work, environmental change and STEM projects. The two-day summit will take place in Boulder, Colorado, October 1 and 2, and will be accessible to schools across the country via Livestream.
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