The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds across North America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors twenty-five outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment.
Through the program, youth will be recognized and awarded for having demonstrated positive spirit, courage, intelligence, generosity, and high moral purpose; shown initiative, tenacity, and unselfishness in pursuit of their goals; or accomplished something that could inspire others to make a difference. Their heroism must have made an impact on the world beyond themselves.
Recipients will receive an awards package that includes $10,000, recognition gifts, young heroes materials, networking opportunities, and media coverage.
To be eligible, applicants must be between the ages of 8 and 18 (not yet age 19) and permanent residents of, and currently residing in, the United States or Canada.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes website.