The Youth Spirit Awards are postponed until 2021
About the Award
The Youth Spirit Award recognizes exemplary New Mexico youth who contribute to equity, community well-being, and social justice by working to make the world a better place through community service, advocacy, or organizing. The Youth Spirit Award is open to all New Mexico youth ages 13 to 25 demonstrating remarkable service and leadership within the past two years.
Each year New Mexico Voices for Children honors change-making youth for their work and dedication at the annual New Mexico KIDS COUNT Conference. Awardees receive recognition as well as financial support to put towards their cause of choice as they see fit, including college tuition fees, charitable donations, or other expenses associated with equity, community service, and social justice. The Youth Spirit Award includes:
- Age Group 13 – 18, a first and second place award
- Age Group 19 – 25, a first and second place award
- The two first place awards at $1,000 each
- The second place awards at $500 each.
Recipients of the award must:
- Be physically present to receive the award at the annual KIDS COUNT Conference in Albuquerque;
- Be willing to make acceptance remarks that speak to their work in equity, community service, and social justice; and,
- Be willing to be photographed and make media appearances related to being awarded the Youth Spirit Award.