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About the Power of Children Awards

Power of Children Awards

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. 

The Awards have recognized 78 amazing young people from 57 cities, 19 states, and 66 schools. These youth identified a need, created a project that had an impact addressing the need, and reflected growth from their philanthropic work. 

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