Nominations now open for Teen Tikkun Olam Awards


The Helen Diller Family Foundation’s Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards is now accepting nominations for 2020.

The awards recognize up to 15 extraordinary Jewish teens annually with $36,000 each to support their ongoing social impact projects, or to further their education. We seek teens showing significant initiative and leadership in creating and leading a new initiative – or who have considerably deepened or expanded an existing project — that embodies the values of tikkun olam, repairing the world.

Projects may have any focus, from raising money, to hands-on interactions, to larger systemic-change initiatives. The work can have a local, national, or global focus benefiting the Jewish or general community. Applicants can create a new project or contribute to an established initiative if they demonstrate a current, significant leadership role in an existing organization or project.

Nominating a teen for the Tikkun Olam Awards is a way for educators, civic leaders, and teen mentors across the country to recognize young Jewish leaders who are creating meaningful change at home and across the globe. We hope the Awards encourage and catalyze a generation of Jewish teens in their ambitious work to repair the world.

Teen eligibility:

·         Age 13-19 (on January 8, 2020)

·         Self-identify as Jewish

·         Resident of the United States

·         Volunteering without any compensation

·         Currently serving in a leadership role on a project/initiative aimed at repairing the world

Nomination Deadline – December 18, 2019.

Nominate a teen here

Teen Application Deadline – January 8, 2020

Find out what the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards have meant previous awardees.

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