It’s that time of year again! The Helen Diller Family Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, a program that recognizes up to 15 Jewish teens annually with $36,000 each for exceptional leadership and impact in volunteer projects that make the world a better place.
Since its inception in 2007, the program has sought to honor those who are leaders in their community and whose work has transformed lives. Thus far, more than $4 million has been granted to 114 teens who have tackled issues such as homelessness, bullying, sexual harassment, health disparities, social and economic inequalities, and education gaps.
Teachers, Civic Leaders, Rabbis—anyone interested in nominating a teen, or any teen interested in applying—can visit www.dillerteenawards.org to begin the nomination/application process. The deadline for nominations is December 18, 2018, and the deadline for applications is January 8, 2019. Self-identified Jewish teens who are 13 to 19 years old on January 8, 2019, are eligible. Teens who have applied in the past are also eligible to reapply.