Grand Prize - $10,000
Long Beach Polytechnic High School
Long Beach, California
For partnering with the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region to found the “READYTeens” program to educate young people on disaster preparation, response, and recovery.
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Third Prize - $2,500
Briarcrest Christian High School
For founding “Operation: Orange Haven” to provide meals and laundry supplies to the Orange Mound neighborhood in Memphis.
Honorable Mention - $1,500
Archbishop Mitty High School
San Jose, California
For founding the “Period Poverty Project at Archbishop Mitty” to raise awareness of and collect menstrual supplies for low-income communities in the San Jose area.
Eastside High School
Taylors, South Carolina
For founding the Greenville Youth Alliance to promote youth civic engagement and volunteerism in the Greenville area.
Broad Run High School
For her role as Co-Founder and COO of the non-profit organization “NEST4US” – which is engaged in combatting poverty, promoting education, and mentoring young leaders.
A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts
West Palm Beach, Florida
For founding the DSOA Mural Painting Society to find sponsors for, and then paint, murals on buildings in the West Palm Beach Area.
St. Thomas Aquinas High School
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
For founding the organization “MangroLife” to remove trash from waterways and plant mangroves along coastlines in South Florida.
For their work in their church’s “Annual Backpack Drive and Sidewalk Giveaway” to distribute school supplies, food, clothes, haircuts, and other goods and services.
Special Awards - $500
Exeter High School
Exeter, New Hampshire
For her work to convert a building on Exeter High School’s campus to full solar power.
For co-founding “Project End Loneliness” to distribute origami cranes to nursing home residents.
Benilde-St. Margaret's School
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
For her role in founding the non-profit organization “Students Stand Up” which provides training to students interested in advocacy.
Bergen County Academies
Hackensack, New Jersey
For founding “The Lighthouse Initiative” to train and inspire young filmmakers, free of charge.
Teacher Grand Prize - $500
Awarded to the adult supporter of the Grand Prize-winning project.
Youth and Volunteer Services Senior Specialist
American Red Cross Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Teacher Support Prize - $500
Awarded to the teacher generating the most student entries.
South Grand Prairie High School
Grand Prairie, Texas
Teacher Submission Prize - $250
Awarded to teachers who generated multiple student entries.
Frank Black Middle School
Mountain Lakes High School
Mountain Lakes, New Jersey