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The World of Children Award program was created to recognize and elevate selfless individuals who make a difference in the lives of children here in the USA and across the globe, regardless of political, religious or geographical boundaries. These courageous leaders recognize that children are the world's most important asset.

Awards honor these leaders and grant them funds to support the proven, high-impact programs they have created for children. These Awards ensure that more children's lives will be touched, improved and changed forever.

The online nomination process has opened to consider candidates for the 2017 Awards. Awards are available in four categories:

2017 Humanitarian Award - Minimum Grant of $50,000. Recognizes a hero who has made a significant contribution to children in social services, education or humanitarian services.

2017 Health Award - Minimum Grant of $50,000. Recognizes a hero who has made a significant contribution to children in the fields of health, medicine or the sciences.

2017 Education Award - Minimum Grant of $50,000. Recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to children in the field of education.

2017 Youth Award - Minimum Grant of $25,000. Recognizes a young hero (under the age of 21) who is making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children.

2017 Protection Award - Minimum Grant of $50,000  The Protection Award recognizes individuals making extraordinary contributions to children so that they can live free from fear, abuse, and exploitation (including but not limited to trafficking, slavery and sexual imposition). 

Honorees must have a ten-year successful track record of working with children (three years for the Youth Award), and serve children over and above their regular employment, for little or no pay.

Awards will be presented at an annual ceremony held in New York City, USA, on November 2, 2017. At that time, World of Children Award will offer cash grants to the proven, sustainable programs created and managed by the 2017 Honorees.


The nomination deadline is April 1, 2017


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