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  1. Nominate Local Advocates & Organizations for the 2024 Amplify Awards!

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    We are seeking nominations across the State of Virginia for the 2024 Amplify Awards.


    Past Award Winners


    We want to amplify the voices of local advocates and organizations through the recognition of their contributions during the 2024 Amplify Awards Ceremony as we kick off the celebration of 30 years of advocacy for Voices for Virginia’s Children on the evening of September 12th, 2024, at Main Street Station in Richmond, Virginia.

    The honorees will have the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments in front of a statewide audience of legislative champions and fellow advocates. A committee of volunteers will evaluate nomination submissions and select the honorees.

    Eligible nominees include organizations and individuals involved in public policy, advocacy, public awareness, program development, grassroots organizing, data analysis, research, or other civic or community-level service. Current elected officials or anyone running for elected office are not eligible for the Amplify Awards.

    NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 11:59 PM on MONDAY, MAY 20th, 2024


    Award honorees must demonstrate:

    • Efforts focused on young people to promote positive and equitable outcomes;
    • Dedication to young people who have been impacted by systemic injustices
    • Work that inspired local, state or national policy change or informed policy conversations
    • High ethical standards; and
    • Value for the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

    Specific criteria for four award categories include:

    1. Emerging (individual)
      1. Work in policy/advocacy for no more than five years
      2. Introduced new approaches that shaped policy or systems change
    2. Established (individual)
      1. Active work in policy/advocacy for more than 20 years
      2. Consistent commitment to policies to improve equitable outcomes for children and youth
    3. Youth led (organization/group)
      1. Leader of the effort is not older than 25 years old on September 26, 2024
      2. Incorporated youth voices and leadership into approach
    4. Healing centered (organization/group)
      1. Internal shifts in practice recognizing and reflecting trauma to promote healing
      2. Includes the voices of those directly impacted in shaping organizational approach

    NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 11:59 PM on MONDAY, MAY 20th, 2024

    Winners will be announced in early June.

    SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION HERE

    Questions should be directed to info@vakids.org