Nominate a youth for the Youth of Distinctions Award

The Youth of Distinction Awards highlight the ways youth make a difference every day. With so much noise out there, youth may feel lost, overwhelmed, or wonder if their effort is worth it. YODA is an easy way to combat the negative stigma so often associated with young people. Please help Youth Central to continue to spread the message that youth matter, they are valuable members of our community, and their choices DO make a difference.

If you know a young person who is passionate, committed, or has overcome adversity – Recognize them for their efforts! You can nominate youth (12-18) for being leaders, innovators, advocates, athletes, team players, dedicated artists, or outstanding volunteers. For more information and nomination forms, visit: