Over the years, we’ve shared stories about young people making a positive impact in their communities. This year is no different. In fact, we’ve noticed that a growing number of young people are rolling up their sleeves and taking it upon themselves to support others in need. Bay Area high school students Susanna L. and Lana N. started a fundraiser to help low-income families access much-needed school supplies. Isabel R., Xavier H., and Roden H. wanted to support the USPS so they started selling stamps. Six-year-old Andy S. started a fundraiser to save her local zoo. Ayan G. and his classmates started making 3D-printed face shields for first responders when they heard that local hospitals were in short supply. Caitlin L. and her friends wanted to express support of the #BlackLivesMatter protests so they worked with their art teacher to create a community mural. These are just a handful of examples of how young people are taking action and making a difference in their communities.
At Xyza, we want to celebrate youth in action. Know of a young person who’s doing something incredible to help his or her community? We want to hear about it! Nominate a friend, classmate, sibling, or even yourself, for our inaugural Youth In Action award by telling us why this person should be named Xyza’s Youth In Action winner.
Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31st. Please include your name, the name and grade of the nominee, and why you’re nominating this person. Nominees must be in grades K-12. The winner will be featured in our monthly newspaper and receive a $50 Amazon.com gift card.