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Power of Children Awards

After 17 years, we have made the decision to sunset the Power of Children Awards (POCA) Program at the conclusion of 2021.

The program started in 2005 with the generous support of the Deborah J Simon Charitable Trust and inspired the naming of the Power of Children: Making a Difference exhibit. The Awards have recognized 89 young people from 62 cities, 20 states, and 77 schools. Learn more about the awardees.

As the museum looks to the future, we remain committed to supporting youth and community engagement endeavors through our current museum programs including MAPs, StarPoint, After School Explorers, and the Mid North Promise Program.