Annual Youth Leadership Awards
Award Ceremony - April 22nd 2023
THE BUFORD HARVEST
During the fall of every year at our annual youth leadership awards ceremony (The Buford Harvest) JosiahKids recognizes the outstanding achievements of hardworking students who are standing out in their local schools, neighborhoods and communities in various categories. Parents, teachers and school officials are encouraged to nominate students for the category that best fits the nominated student's achievements. All honorees must be nominated by an adult 21 years or older and follow all specified guidelines on our nomination page.
The Annual Youth Leadership Awards Ceremony
Photo by Simon & Schuster
THE A. R. BERNARD
CHANGE AGENT AWARD
CATEGORY | Servant Leadership
The A.R. The Bernard Change Agent Award is awarded to a student honoree who demonstrates academic excellence, passion, spirit, and a commitment to leadership through the avenue of service. The student is a change agent who sees the value of bridging national, social, and/or cultural divides in schools, neighborhoods, and local communities. The honor is awarded to an individual or group of students who have demonstrated civility, service, mutual respect, and a celebration of cultures for the greater good of society.
THE SALLY NYABOKE
COMMUNITY HERO AWARD
CATEGORY | Champion
The Sally Nyaboke Community Hero Award is a high honor reserved for an outstanding female student who demonstrates leadership, resilience, service, perseverance, and excellence in a way that defies and exceeds the confines of one single award category. This student has not given up in spite significant challenges, goes beyond the call of duty, sets the standard high in academic excellence, inspires others, upholds good character, and is committed to a life of serving and raising up new leaders.
THE OUTSTANDING YOUTH
CATEGORY | Passion
THREE student honorees will receive this award. The student nominees will be selected for exemplifying passion, leading by example, service to others, and for making significant contributions that demonstrate outstanding leadership in the student's school, neighborhood or community.
THE GEORGE STEPHENSON
CATEGORY | Innovation
This award goes to a single or group of student honoree(s) who show a great example of diligent application and thirst for improvement. The achievement(s) of the student(s) should demonstrate a creative, forward-thinking spirit that has explored innovative ways to implement or improve a preexisting system, thought or idea that adds the type of value that is ultimately making the world a better place.
THE GLOBAL C.S. LEWIS
FINE ARTS AWARD
CATEGORY | Creative Expression
This award will honor FIVE student honorees who have worked hard to exhibit excellence in any of the following areas: (acting, music, musical theatre, creative writing, band, dance, drawing, film production, visual effects, animation, graphic design, illustration, visual arts, media, painting or photography). The best of the projects will be adjudicated and nominated on the basis of how the nominated student is using his/her project to challenge the status quo, serve a pressing need, and or inspiring schools, neighborhoods and communities to value and celebrate what is good and right.
THE YOUNG RISING CARSON WENTZ STUDENT ATHLETE AWARD
CATEGORY | Best Male Student Athlete
The Young Rising Carson Wentz Student Athlete Award will honor the achievements of a deserving young male student athlete who demonstrates discipline, strength, character, passion, good sportsmanship, commitment and persistence in any varied discipline of athletics including, but not limited to, (football, basketball, track and field, cross country, and swimming. This student is inspiring his peers to work hard, exercising good judgement and doing their very best to reach their God-given potential.
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THE YOUNG RISING ALLYSON FELIX STUDENT ATHLETE AWARD
CATEGORY | Best Female Student Athlete
The Young Rising Allyson Felix Student Athlete Award will honor the achievements of a deserving young (female) student athlete who is demonstrating courage, determination, resolve, strength, teamwork and persistence in any varied discipline of athletics including but not limited to (tennis, volleyball, basketball, track and field, cross country, swimming etc.) This student is inspiring peers to dream big, press beyond personal limitations and barriers, and demonstrating a committed love and respect for community and family.
JOSIAHKIDS COURAGE STORY
OF THE YEAR AWARD
CATEGORY | Remarkable Strength
Each year, JosiahKids will honor a true overcomer in our Courage Story of The Year Category!
We recognize, that not always will the spirit of winning be measured in mere standards of excellence in academics, intelligence, or sportsmanship. Sometimes strength is measured by how much perseverance, determination and endurance a child has demonstrated in the face of adverse circumstances, severe physical limitations and untold trials. It is our honor to recognize one male or female student every year who has shown such resolve.