Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Posted by on March 26, 2007

Nominations Invited for Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Deadline: April 30, 2007

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes seeks nominations for its 2007 awards. The Barron Prize honors young people between the ages of 8 and 18 who "have shown leadership and courage in public service to people and our planet."

Each year, ten national winners each receive $2,000 to support their service work or higher education. In the past, half the winners have focused on helping their communities and fellow beings, and half have focused on protecting the health and sustainability of the environment.

Barron Prize winners reflect the great diversity of America. They are female and male, urban and rural, and from many backgrounds. Examples are Michaella, who organized a rodeo for disabled kids; Carter, who led the effort to conserve a local river; Ashley, who created a scholarship fund for African girls; Kyle, who organized a reading mentorship program; Joying, who cleaned up South Carolina’s beaches; Ryan, who helped provide clean drinking water to more than seventy African villages; and Barbara, who created a successful oil-recycling project in Texas.

For more information and to nominate a young person, visit the program’s Web site.

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