Nominate A Teen: 20th Annual Awards for Youth in Foster Care

We’re sponsoring an award to celebrate the accomplishments of NYC youth in foster care.
Fifteen young people will be awarded prize money at an uplifting ceremony in late May. Five Grand Prize winners will receive $1,000 each, and up to ten additional winners will receive $500-$700 each. 
Entrants can be nominated by any adult (including teachers, mentors, agency staff, youth workers, religious leaders, foster parents, biological parents). The adult must write a letter of recommendation for the young person. Adults should nominate young people who have shown resilience, helped others, and achieved personal and academic success. Each nominator may nominate one young person.
The application deadline is March 2, 2018

Submit your application online

Read last year’s winning essays in the souvenir journal


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