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About the Power of Children Awards

Power of Children Awards

The Power of Children Awards (POCA) were 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 were inspired by the Museum’s influential permanent exhibit, The Power of Children®: Making a Difference, which features three extraordinary children who changed 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, and were established by the Deborah Joy Simon Charitable Trust.

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