We’re often asked at this time of year what makes a strong Barron Prize application. We’ve turned to the experts – our former winners – for help in answering that question. Here, six of our 2018 winners offer their tips for submitting an application that stands out.
As we head into a new year of the Barron Prize, we’re full of gratitude! We’re grateful we’ll again be awarding each of our winners $10,000 — double the prize amount of previous years. We’re thankful for the continuing support of our national partners and for the recent addition of several new ones. And we so appreciate the ongoing strong media coverage of our winners’ work, knowing those stories will inspire others to action.
We believe that young people can change the world. We also believe that young people want and need support as they work to make a difference. Who better to offer encouragement and guidance than other young change-makers – service-minded youth who have already launched a successful initiative of their own?
And so, we asked a handful of recent Barron Prize winners, “If you could offer a bit of advice to other young people looking to launch a service project or expand an existing one, what would you say?”
Summer is here, at long last, bringing with it a break from school and the gift of more time. As you contemplate how to spend your days, consider hatching a plan to help the world in some way. Here, we offer ten tips for launching a service project, gleaned from our years of supporting young people as they work to change the world.