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Power of Children Awards

The Power of Children AwardsThe Power of Children Awards is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To date, 44 winners from 31 cities have raised millions of dollars and impacted thousands of lives around the world.

10th Anniversary Power of Children Awards Ceremony
Friday, Nov. 7, 6:30-9 p.m.

This ceremony will welcome our newest winners and honor past recipients who have made a significant impact on the lives of others over the past 10 years.

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Power of Children Symposium
Saturday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

This event will create an opportunity for youths in grades 5-10 to understand and design ways to make a difference in their world. 

For questions or to sign up for the symposium, please contact Debbie Young at or call 317-334-4140.

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. 7, 2014, at The Children's Museum.

Congratulations to the 2014 Power of Children Award Winners!

  • Isaac McFarland
    Project: Game Changers Tackling Hunger
  • Matthew Kaplan
    Project: The Be ONE Project
  • Tatum Parker
    Project: Tatum’s Bags of Fun
  • Kendra Springs
    Project: Kendra’s Call for Komfort
  • My’Kah Knowlin
    Project: Boxes of Love
  • Mariah Reynolds
    Project: gLOVE One Another

Presented by

Deborah Joy Simon Charitable Trust

Supported by

IUPUI WISHTV 8Kroger University of Indianapolis

Butler University