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About the Power of Children Awards

Power of Children Awards

The Power of Children Awards (POCA) was created in 2005 by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to recognize youth in 6th to 11th grades who identified a community need and designed a project, program or nonprofit organization to address the need. The awards program was inspired by the Museum’s influential permanent exhibit, The Power of Children®: Making a Difference, which features three extraordinary youth who changed the world in unique ways: Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White, with Malala Yousafzai to be added in fall 2021. The Awards have recognized 84 amazing young people from 59 cities, 19 states and 72 schools, and were established by the Deborah Joy Simon Charitable Trust.

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