Deadline for 4C youth award applications approaching

September 2, 2015

St X Big Buddies 2

4C for Children will once again honor "Champions for Children: The Next Generation" with its fifth annual youth award.

This award celebrates a high school project led and implemented by students in grades 9-12 who are taking action on behalf of the children of our community—locally or abroad. "The goal," says 4C President/CEO Vanessa Freytag, "is to reinforce in the leaders of tomorrow the importance of investing in the children of today."
High school projects anywhere in 4C's multi-county service area are eligible if they meet these criteria:
1. A project must demonstrate the direct involvement of high school students and do one or more of the following:

  • empower and educate young children through direct service
  • provide leadership or raise awareness on an issue that impacts young children
  • improve the quality of life of young children.

2. A project application must be submitted  by a teacher, service learning coordinator or a school administrator (principal, guidance counselor).  
3. A project must be complete or be able to show ample evidence of success by the time of its application.

An application must be submitted no later than Oct. 16, 2015 and should include:

  • a description of the project, how it served children and its outcomes (no more than 600 words),
  • the number of students who have participated (and their ages),
  • the project leader(s),
  • a contact person.

The award-winning project and its team will be announced the first week of November. The "Champions for Children: The Next Generation" award will be presented on Jan. 23, 2016, at the 4C Champions for Children Celebration at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.

St. Xavier High School's Big Buddies Program (pictured) was the recipient of the 2014 Champions for Children: The Next Generation Award.