International Children's Peace Prize

2014 - Prize awarded at The Hague, Netherlands by Nobel Laureates Desmond Tutu and the King of the Netherlands. Malala Yousafzai was the winner of this award in 2013.

World of Children

2011 - Known as the Nobel Prize for  child advocacy;  awarded  $30,000

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

2012 - In partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), this award honors students for outstanding service; awarded $11,000


2013 - Scholarship provided by Coca-Cola Foundation for volunteer service and academic achievement; awarded $20,000

USA Today

2012- Promoted by the USA Weekend Magazine, this accolade  recognizes community service across all age groups; awarded $10,000

Philadelphia 76ers

2010 - Awarded 76ers Hometown Hero and $1000


2012 - Sponsored by the National Hockey League and Free the Children (largest Canadian non-profit organization)


2013 - Awarded the Amway Who Cares Challenge Award along with $10000


2011 - Promoted by Kohl’s, this prize recognizes youth for their amazing contribution to their communities; won $12,000

President's Volunteer Service Award

2013 - Achieved the highest level of the President’s Volunteer Service Award

The Congressional Award Gold Medal

2012 - Awarded by the United States Congress to young Americans

US Congress

2012 - Flag flown in honor over U.S. Capitol; a permanent record of achievements included in the Library of Congress

Huggable Heroes Award

2012 - Supported by the Build-A-Bear Foundation, this prize recognizes individuals for making a  significant difference in their communities; awarded $10,000


2013 - Awarded the Very Best in Youth Award by Nestle

Wells Fargo

2010 - Wachovia (Wells Fargo) awarded their national Philanthropic Award and $5000

Caring Institute

2012 - Awarded the Caring Award and inducted into the Hall of Fame


2014 - Awarded the Hasbro Community Action Hero Award by Hasbro and Points of Light


2013 - Awarded $5000

Please Touch Museum

2011 - Awarded the Great Friends to Kids Award by Please Touch Museum

Power of Children Award

2013 - Awarded the Power of Children Award by Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Violet Richardson Award

2014 - Awarded the Violet Richardson Award by Soroptimist International


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