The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates outstanding young leaders. Each year the Barron Prize honors 25 inspiring young people who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet.
The award is for youth ages 8-18 and cover a wide range of topics. Past winners include youth who are working with children with cancer, providing clean water to African villages, cleaning up local beaches and helping children with disabilities.
The top fifteen winners each receive a $5,000 cash award to support their service work or higher education.
The Prize was founded by author T. A. Barron in 2000 in honor of his mother.