Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards

Posted by Diller Teen Initiatives on October 12, 2015

Nominations Invited for 2016 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards

Based on the Jewish concept of tikkun olam, or “repair of the world,” the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards recognize teens who are exceptional role models in their communities and beyond. The awards celebrate Jewish teens who have demonstrated remarkable leadership and are actively engaged in projects that embody the values of tikkun olam. Teen projects may benefit the Jewish community or the general community.

Up to fifteen teens — five from California and ten from other communities across the country — will each be acknowledged for their visionary actions with an award of $36,000, to be used to further their philanthropic work or education.

Anyone is eligible to nominate a teen, except for a member of his or her family. And any teen is welcome to apply without a nomination. In that case, no nomination form need be filled out, but an additional (third) recommendation is required. Anyone except an applicant’s nominator or a member of the applicant’s family can serve as a reference for a teen.

To be eligible, nominees must be between the ages of 13 and 19 at nomination, work to repair the world in a leadership capacity, volunteer without any compensation, and self-identify as Jewish.

For complete award guidelines, nomination and application instructions, an FAQ, and profiles of past award recipients, see the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards website.



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