2016 winners will be announced September 19!
Years since Inception
Number of Young People Honored
Of the 364 young people awarded the Barron Prize, 152 have been young men and 212 young women. The youngest winner was just 8 years old.
Their ContributionOur winners have raised more than $15 MILLION dollars for their causes – ranging from humanitarian efforts to environmental projects.
Their ProjectsOf the young people honored by the Barron Prize since its inception, 236 have done humanitarian service work, and 128 have done environmental service work.
“We need heroes today more than ever.” – T. A. Barron
T. A. Barron
Author T. A. Barron founded the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes in 2001 and named the prize after his mother, a quiet hero in his own life. A long-time advocate of the power of youth, Barron writes about fictional young heroes in his novels, but champions inspiring young people in real life. He is the author of more than 30 highly acclaimed books and the winner of the de Grummond Medallion for “lifetime contribution to the field of children’s and young adult literature,” among other awards. www.TABarron.com
The Barron Prize is named after T. A. Barron’s mother, Gloria Barron. An unsung hero, Gloria worked for over twenty years to create a unique nature museum at the Colorado School for the Blind—a museum where everything can be touched. She lived the life of a teacher who cared deeply about her children and her community. Gloria instilled in each of her seven children the idea that one individual can make a lasting difference in the lives of others.
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment.
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