The Helen Diller Family Foundation’s Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards program is accepting nominations for 2020. The award recognizes 15 Jewish teens with a $36,000 award to support their social impact projects or to further their education. Applications are due Jan. 8, 2020.
Fifteen winners will be named for demonstrating exceptional leadership and impact in repairing the world. Criteria includes: self-identification as Jewish, ages 13 to 19 years old, resident of the United States, volunteering without compensation and currently serving in a leadership role on a project aimed at repairing the world.
Through an online application, teens are asked to demonstrate the following: proven commitment to the value and practice of tikkun olam, or repairing the world; current leadership of and dedication to the project; effective development and implementation of a project or organization; demonstration of vision and creativity; ability to impact other individuals; and the ability to articulate the history, meaning and significance of the project, its goals and potential to engage others.
Eligible projects may have any focus, from raising money, to hands-on interactions, to larger systemic-change initiatives. The work can have a local, national, or global focus benefiting the Jewish or general community. Applicants can create a new project or contribute to an established initiative.
To nominate a student, visit dillerteenawards.org. Complete the online “nominate” form. Applications will be available in October.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-512-6432.