The Power of Children Awards
The Power of Children Awards: Making a Difference is an annual event intended to honor and further empower youth, in grades 6–11, who have made a significant impact on the lives of others, demonstrated selflessness, and exhibited a commitment to service and the betterment of society.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is seeking to nurture and recognize individual youth as role models who exemplify an extraordinary commitment to public service and social responsibility. Nominations will not be accepted from individuals in a group for group projects.
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The Power of Children
The Children’s Museum recognizes youth that make significant contributions and create important projects to benefit others. The Power of Children Awards (POCA) were created in 2005 to align with the mission of The Children’s Museum. The awards were inspired by the museum’s influential permanent exhibit, The Power of Children: Making a Difference, which features three extraordinary children who touched the world in unique ways: Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White.
Each award recipient will receive the following:
- A $2,000 grant to continue his or her extraordinary work.
- A four-year post-secondary scholarship to a participating institution of higher learning.
- Recognition in the museum’s The Power of Children exhibit for at least one year. This includes a video interview about their service project.
- Honor and recognition during a special awards event on Nov. 1, 2013, at The Children's Museum.
Congratulations to the 2012 Power of Children Award Winners
Project: Freedom Chairs of Indiana
Project: Employment Barrier Buster Project
Project: Empower Orphans
Project: We Care Act
Project: Depression Awareness
The recipients received their awards during a ceremony on November 2, 2012.