Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes


I believe there is a hero in us all.

That’s why, in 2001, I founded a national award to honor young people who are making a difference.

Named for my first hero, my mother, the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Each year, we recognize 25 outstanding young leaders, ages 8 to 18, who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment.

Since its inception, the Barron Prize has awarded more than half a million dollars to hundreds of young leaders and has won the support of the National Geographic Education Foundation, Girl Scouts of the USA, and National Youth Leadership Council, among other organizations.

Visit the Barron Prize website to learn more about the Barron Prize and meet the real life young heroes who will renew your hope.

And check out this infographic which reflects highlights from the Barron Prize since 2001.


Young Heroes Videos

Check out this playlist of 9 videos including an interview with Jane Goodall on the Barron Prize, information about the Barron Prize, and interviews with some of the winners of the prize.

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