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has been honored with extraordinary global awards
  • “for connecting the global changemaking movements and our young generation at school”
  • “for extraordinary citizen empowerment”

These awards recognize our multi-faceted approach, framework, educational methodology and empowering services facilitating the transmission of humanity’s finest changemaking knowledge to the young / people through our global, volunteer-powered user community of youth, educators, activists and partners.

Official Project of the UNITED NATIONS Decade of Education for Sustainable Development DESD 2005-2014 (UNESCO)
Images and Voices of Hope IVOV Award 2012, also known as the Nobel Prize for Media of World Benefit for YL’s Director Eric Nicolas Schneider
United Nations Online Volunteering Award 2012 for YL Team Youth Rising for Peace
United Nations Online Volunteering Award 2010 for YL Team India
Pacemaker, re:imagine learning challenge, Changemakers (Ashoka)
Best Practice for Online Volunteering with tangible impact on the ground, UNV Annual Report 2010
Stockholm Challenge Award. Finalist
World Aware Education Award, Council of Europe. Finalist
Baltic Challenge Award. Finalist

However … the value of our work is best illustrated by the merits, awards and praise bestowed upon


whose role models, initiatives, tools and “live” services we bring to our global community of users.

  • Their recognitions are far too many to list

For all of you that have not yet seen the phenomenal North American teenage activism, we give

  • a couple of examples to highlight the quality of role models in YL

They stand exemplary for the new young generation that we all have the honor and responsibilty to empower.


  • World of Children Award
  • Prudential Spirit of Community Award
  • USA Weekend Magazine Make a Difference Day National Winner
  • 76ers Hometown Hero
  • President’s Volunteer Service Award
  • NHL All Star World Changer
  • Kohl’s Kids Who Care Award
  • Congressional Award
  • Huggable Hero Award
  • Philadelphia Inquirer Citizen of the Year
  • Best Buy Community Award
  • Violet Richardson Award
  • Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leader
  • Children’s Museum Indianapolis Power of Children Award
  • Please Touch Museum Great Friend to Kids Award
  • Amway Who Cares Challenge Grand Prize
  • Nestlé The Very Best in Youth
  • Wachowia Philanthropic Award
  • Caring Insititute National Winner



  • World’s Children’s Prize, Ambassador, Child Juror and Emcee for the 2014, 2015 Awards in Sweden
  • Children Reading for Children, Global Embassador
  • Kids Are Heroes, Ambassador


  • International Literacy Association (ILA) Top 30 under 30 worldwide
  • Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes (2015)
  • The Helen Keller Fellowship Award (2015, Lions International)
  • Greer Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Publicly Funded Education in Ontario (2014)
  • The Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award (2014)
  • Jack McGinnis Environmental Spirit Award (2014, Recycling Council of Ontario)
  • Paul Harris Fellowship (2014, Coburg Rotary Club)
  • Top 20 under 40 (2014, Gen Next United Way of Oakville)
  • Louise Russo W.A.V.E. Youth Award (2013)
  • Leading Girls / Leading Women – Building Communities Award (2013)
  • International Diana Award (2014)
  • Ontario Heritage Trust’s Young Heritage Leader Award (2013)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013)
  • Peace Medallion Award (2012)
  • Northwestern Ontario Aboriginal Youth Achievement and Recognition Award for Community Development (2013)
  • TVO KIDS ‘Super Citizen’ Award (2013)


  • 2015 Kohl’s Cares Regional Scholarship Winner
  • 2014 Humane Student of the Year Award by Animalearn
  • 2014 Summer of Service Award by Youth Service America
  • 2014 Florida Achievement Award by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women
  • 2014 WEDU Be More Inspiring Rising Star Award
  • 2013 SBN International Youth Award
  • Peace First Prize Finalist
  • 2013 Greening Forward Earth Savers Club Award
  • Commendation from the Hillsborough County Commissioners
  • Radio Disney Heroes for Change Award
  • Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Award,
  • 2013 YEA! Award for Volunteer or Community Service
  • 2012 President’s Volunteer Service Award
  • 2012 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
  • 2012 Robert Bateman Get To Know Grand Prize Winner
  • 2012 Save the Frogs Day Award
  • 2011 President’s Volunteer Service Award
  • 2011 Everything Is Possible Award
  • 2011 International Young Eco Hero Award, awarded by Action for Nature
  • 2011 Nate the Newt Award for amphibian conservation, awarded by Save the Frogs

Albeit awards can tell us quite a bit, there is more that they cannot convey. Here are more people that you can connect with through our media and programs.


“Intellectual royalty”, “Is this the smartest kid on the planet?” She is our young generation’s sane voice of reason and enlightenement, liberating us from negative stigma, self-image and societal illusions.


“The Voice of His Generation“, composer of the soundtrack of the change generation, all over the media, in talkshows, at protests, in courtooms, at the UN, festivals, on The Red Carpet, at traditional gatherings, …


World champs at establishing youth leadership in 10,000 schools, learning culture, mainstream culture and media through the epic We Day event series and MeToWe movement. Founders of the world’s largest movement of children helping children, Free The Children.


Australia’s rising environmental star, Citizen of the Year, composer of the Bentley Blockade anthem, ardent protector of the Earth against CSG (fracking) and deforestation.


Youngest headmaster in the world, Indian of the Year, World Literacy Hero, featured in educational textbooks around the globe.


Youth representative of World Future Council, UNEP, A World At School and Plant-For-The-Planet global ambassador.


“Healing the Wounds of the Earth” through large-scale ecosystem restoration and a sound economy for sustainable abundance for all.


“Earth Lawyer”, making Ecocide a Crime Against Peace, thereby casting a protective web around the Earth.


True Lothlorien Elven Mermaid, marine biologist, opening our eyes, hearts and minds from scared to sacred and taking robust steps for protecting our oceans, climate and very existence by protecting the mystical apex predator – sharks!


Neptune’s Captain, embodiment of backbone and honour, the legendary role model and grand hero of our generation for protecting whales, dolphins and our common heritage of the seas from cruel traditions and criminal corporations.


India’s icon for self-defense against sexual assault, women empowerment, transformation of public space, society and culture.


Undisputed genius of creative gaming for fixing a broken world, shaping the future, personal well-being and the epic win : a world of awesome!
Simply put – the most celebrated, admired, respected hero/ines, visionaries, role models on the planet today, decorated with the highest honours that our societies have to offer.
  • Who else but them would we give our young generation as role models?
  • Who else but them shall we give our full support?