2023 Amplify Awards


Oct 10, 2023


6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Science Museum of Virginia | Thalhimer Pavilion

Richmond, VA

Voices is proud to partner with advocates across Virginia who use their voice for policies that improve the lives of children and youth. We want to give these advocates the mic and recognize their contributions. 

Join us for the 2023 Amplify Awards, which will take place on October 10, 2023, the evening before our Beyond Trauma: Youth Mental Health Policy and Practice summit. The honorees will have the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments in front of a statewide audience of legislative champions and fellow advocates. Be sure to visit our Summit website for details and tickets.

Honorees will be recognized in the following Award Categories:
A committee of volunteers is evaluating nomination submissions and selecting the honorees.

  • Emerging | An individual that has worked in policy/advocacy for no more than five years and has introduced new approaches that have shaped policy or systems change.
  • Established | An individual that has worked in policy/advocacy for more than twenty years and has shown a consistent commitment to policies that improve equitable outcomes for children and youth.
  • Youth Led | An organization whose effort is led by an individual that is not older than 25 years old on October 11, 2023. The organization needs to have incorporated youth voices and leadership into approach.
  • Healing Centered | An organization that has made internal shifts in practice to promote healing. The organization includes the voices of those directly impacted in shaping organizational approach.​


We are excited that Stacy Hawkins Adams will emcee the ceremony and reception. Stacy is a published author, freelance writer and former columnist whose body of work has infused readers with confidence in their own stories for three decades. Click here to read more about Stacy and her accomplishments and commitment to advocacy.


Tickets will be on sale through September 30, 2023.
Tickets may be purchased to attend only the Summit, only the Amplify Awards, or both!
To purchase tickets to both events and save $25, use the “Joint Ticket” link on the Summit website.