San Francisco, September 12, 2012 – The Helen Diller Family Foundation is expanding the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, issuing a national call-for-nominations to identify Jewish teens whose volunteer service projects demonstrate a determined commitment to make the world a better place. Up to ten selected teens, five from California and five from other communities across the country, will each be acknowledged for their visionary actions with an award of $36,000, to be used to further their philanthropic work or their education. Deadline for nominations is January 6, 2013.
Qualifications for Nomination:
- Teens may be nominated by teachers, community leaders, rabbis, or anyone who knows the value of their volunteer service and commitment – EXCEPT family members. Teens may also nominate themselves.
- Each candidate must be a U.S. resident aged 13-19 years old at the time of nomination, and must self-identify as Jewish.
- Community service projects may benefit the general or Jewish community.
- Teens compensated for their services are not eligible.