SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World of Children Award is now accepting nominations for their prestigious annual Awards program, which honors and elevates heroes who are dramatically improving children's lives. Nominations can be submitted online at www.worldofchildren.org/nominate.
Every year, the organization identifies changemakers who have created proven, sustainable programs for children, and awards grants to advance their work that are presented at an awards ceremony in New York City. For the first time, this year an Education Award will be added to the portfolio of Health, Humanitarian and Youth Awards given.
"We are especially excited to introduce the Education Award because we truly believe a young child's education can have the greatest impact on their future potential," said Harry Leibowitz, Co-Founder of World of Children Award.
Nominations for Awards are being accepted in the following categories:
2015 World of Children Education Award – minimum grant of $50,000
Recognizes individuals making substantial contributions to children in the educational arena. This includes individuals who have made and are making education available to severely underserved populations, or those who innovate new and effective methods of learning and teaching, and those whose work creates educational opportunity for children who are challenged or disenfranchised.
2015 World of Children Youth Award – minimum grant of $25,000
Recognizes a young person under the age of 21 making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children. They must have been doing this work for at least three years, and have created a sustainable program that they plan to continue to lead.
2015 World of Children Health Award – minimum grant of $50,000
Recognizes an individual making a significant contribution to children in the fields of health, medicine or the sciences. This person must have created or managed a sustainable program that has significantly contributed to the health and well-being of children.
2015 World of Children Humanitarian Award – minimum grant of $50,000
Recognizes an individual making a significant contribution to children in social services or humanitarian services. This person must have created or managed a sustainable program which has significantly contributed to children's opportunities to be safe, to learn and to grow.
Nominations for the 2015 Awards must be submitted online by 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
ABOUT WORLD OF CHILDREN AWARD
For 18 years, World of Children Award has identified and vetted some of the world's most promising heroes leading programs for children and granted funds to advance their efforts. The organization's exhaustive research and vetting of individuals has been hailed by leading philanthropic organizations. Since its founding in 1998, World of Children Award has allocated millions of dollars in cash grants and program support to over 100 Honorees who are the driving force behind programs serving children in more than 140 countries. For more information, please visit www.worldofchildren.org
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