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|About||The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment.|
The Barron Prize was founded on the premise that young people need real, heroic role models who have made a meaningful difference in the world. The goal of the Barron Prize is to celebrate such heroic young people-and to inspire others to do their part.
As prize founder T.A. Barron explains, “Nothing is more inspiring than stories about heroic people who have truly made a difference to the world. And we need our heroes today more than ever. Not celebrities, but heroes-people whose character can inspire us all. That is the purpose of the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes: to share positive examples of heroism with as many young people as possible.”
Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 inspiring, public-spirited young people chosen from hundreds of applicants from across North America. Many have focused on helping their communities and fellow beings; many others have focused on protecting the health and sustainability of the environment.
These young people reflect the great diversity of America. They are female and male, urban and rural, and from many backgrounds. The winners of the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes are outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment. Their leadership and courage make them true heroes — and inspirations to us all.