Yours Humanly, a Northern California-based nonprofit that provides underprivileged children in underserved communities access to quality education, has launched a first of its kind award that recognizes children for their outstanding acts of goodness. The Children Have the Power to Empower℠ Award will be given quarterly, and there may be multiple recipients each quarter.
Jaylen Sanchez, 7, of Pittsburg, California, is the award’s first recipient. She will be recognized at the organization’s 2017 Gift of Schooling Gala, to be held Friday, March 31, at the Blackhawk Automotive Museum in Danville, California.
“When we teach kids the power of giving at an early age, they grow up to be compassionate people and inspirational leaders,” says Sunny Singh, founder and executive director of Yours Humanly. “We are an organization of compassionate individuals who value and appreciate the good that millions of young people across the country do for others—making a difference in the lives of people who struggle, sometimes, with everyday issues. This award will showcase children and their outstanding acts of goodness in a meaningful way, and it will demonstrate to family and friends and community that even children have the power to empower when they lend a helping hand and an open heart.”
Sanchez is receiving the Children Have the Power to Empower Award for setting up a free lemonade stand in her front yard and donating all the money she raised through voluntary contributions—which totaled $1,400—to children in need. She donated money toward uniforms and backpacks for a local shelter; school supplies and backpacks for needy students at her school; scholarships for students who are not able to pay for catechism at her local church; and the purchase of food for the homeless.
The Children Have the Power to Empower Award is open to children 15 years and younger, across the United States and the District of Columbia. Nominations must be made by an adult and within one year of the act of goodness. All nominees will receive a letter of acknowledgement and appreciation, and those chosen as award recipients will receive a personalized certificate and medal, and will be profiled on the Yours Humanly website and YouTube channel, and through social media. For award rules and to nominate a child, visit www.YoursHumanly.org, and click on the Power to Empower tab.
This just warms my heart and gives me hope a better world someday.
@Pamela – Well, cool!
Nice!! Good for her!!!!
This warms my heart and makes me smile. Teaching children the power of giving at an early age will lead to compassionate adults. Thanks for the opportunity to subscribe to your e-newsletter…