Award Categories & Criteria

Goverment Sector

The awardee will receive a certificate of recognition and a trophy for demonstrating strong performance against the following criteria:

  • Inclusion of youth in leadership and decision-making
  • Proven contributions to youth empowerment and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Quality of programs and services provided to youth
  • Diversity of programs and services provided to youth
  • Use of innovation and creativity to reach youth
  • Strength of evidence for program impact
  • Number of youth reached annually
  • Reputation and recognition in the field of youth empowerment
  • Number of national and international awards received
  • Organizational health and sustainability
  • Must be a formal ministry or authority that reports to the government

Non-profit and International Organizations

The awardee will receive a $25,000 grant, a certificate of recognition and a trophy for demonstrating strong performance against the following criteria:

  • Inclusion of youth in leadership and decision-making
  • Proven contributions to youth empowerment and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Quality of programs and services provided to youth
  • Diversity of programs and services provided to youth
  • Use of innovation and creativity to reach youth
  • Strength of evidence for program impact
  • Number of youth reached annually
  • Reputation and recognition in the field of youth empowerment
  • Number of national and international awards received
  • Organizational health and sustainability
  • Must be a certified non-profit organization

Private Sector

The awardee will receive a certificate of recognition and a trophy for demonstrating strong performance against the following criteria:

  • Financial commitment to social impact and youth empowerment
  • Inclusion of youth in leadership and decision-making
  • Support and empowerment of youth employees
  • Proven contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Quality of programs and services provided to youth
  • Diversity of programs and services provided to youth
  • Use of innovation and creativity to reach youth
  • Strength of evidence for program impact
  • Number of youth reached annually
  • Reputation and recognition in the field of youth empowerment
  • Number of national and international awards received
  • Must be a certified for-profit company

Individual

The awardee will receive a $25,000 grant, a certificate of recognition and a trophy for demonstrating strong performance against the following criteria:

  • Proven contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals through academic, professional, and/or voluntary accomplishments
  • Examples of innovation, creativity and thought leadership
  • Strong reputation among peers, colleagues and mentors
  • Number of national and international awards received
  • Number of youth societies and associations the individual is a part of
  • Voluntary work completed to benefit his or her community
  • Must be age 15 to 30