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The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes* celebrates inspiring, public-spirited, highly diverse young people from all across America. Established in 2001 by author T.A. Barron, the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment.

How are winners chosen?

Winners must have organized and led an extraordinary service activity which has clearly benefited other people or the planet. The service activity must have been initiated and motivated primarily by the winner himself and cannot have been done solely to complete an assignment for school or work.

Winners must also have demonstrated a positive spirit, courage, intelligence, generosity, and high moral purpose.
In addition, they will have shown initiative, tenacity, and unselfishness in the pursuit of their goals and have accomplished something with inspirational value.

It is important to note that service completed should include more than surviving a difficult personal challenge. Candidates’ heroism must have made an impact on the world beyond themselves.

Finally, winners may or may not have received recognition for their heroic work. Fame itself, however, should not have been the motivating factor.

What do the winners receive?

The top ten winners each receive a $5,000 cash award to support their service work or higher education. Since its inception, the Barron Prize has awarded more than half a million dollars to hundreds of young leaders!

Deadlines and how to apply:

Applications must be completed and submitted online by  5:00 p.m. MST on April 15, 2017. After that date and time, the system will automatically close. Applications will not be accepted via fax, email, U.S. mail, or any other carrier.

For more information, or to enter, please visit Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes.

About Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc.

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is the undisputed leader in 1-on-1 tutoring in Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania for over 60 subjects. Since 1985, our commitment to a 1-on-1 teaching method has differentiated us from other educational service providers.

We serve the diverse needs of a range of students – from those who simply need some academic support, to those who are learning disabled, hearing or visually impaired, ADHD, gifted, or on the Autism Spectrum including High Functioning Autistic and Aspergers.

And, we offer a menu of services that includes the widest array of educational options in the tri-state area: 1-on-1 tutoring in over 60 subjects, translating and interpreting in 21 languages, speech therapy, occupational therapy, behavior specialists, reading specialists, ELL teachers, homebound services, and psycho-educational testing. In addition, Back to Basics offers exceptional, 1-on-1 test prep for tests including the SAT, PSAT, SAT II, ACT, GRE, PRAXIS, GED, and HSEE. Back to Basics also offers summer school, original credit, and credit recovery, plus unique enrichment options and professional development.

And, Back to Basics operates a unique Department of Education-approved 1-on-1 K-12 Private School in Wilmington, Delaware.

*Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is not in partnership with, or affiliated with, the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Hereos in any way. This post is simply intended to inform Back to Basics’ clients and readers about relevant opportunities for children, youth, and adults.

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