Apr 01, 2021 2021-04-01
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Established in 2001 by author T. A. Barron, the Barron Prize annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders aged 8–18 who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment. Fifteen top winners each receive $10,000 to support their service work or higher education. The Barron Prize winners are chosen by a volunteer committee of professionals who have extensive experience in the fields of education, philanthropy, and youth service, and are passionate about the heroic potential of all young people. The judges are tasked with selecting winners who best demonstrate heroic character qualities, such as courage, compassion, and perseverance, and who are making a significant, positive impact on the world.
Deadline: April 15, 2021, for submissions; winners announced in September 2021