Three awards for each student category and one parent award are given in each of the different regions across the country. In addition one Regional Award winning student from each category and one parent will be selected as the National Youth Award recipient in his or her respective category.
Youth Awards begin with a high-profile, national search through a celebrity-based multimedia campaign that includes partnerships with more than 5,000 high schools and hundreds of colleges, media, elected officials, businesses and organizations. Approximately 10,000 applications are collected from qualified juniors who are honored as seniors in the fall.
Students have an average GPA of 3.5 or higher, and they are promoted as role models to inspire others and shatter negative stereotypes. Youth Awardees can receive grants for education or community projects to encourage social innovation and entrepreneurship.
About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation:
Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is a 501(c)3 focused on assisting “a Latino to help hundreds more” through a unique cycle of leadership built on a high-profile, year-round continuum of sustainable programs, including the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards, Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT), Hispanic Heritage Awards and Public Awareness Campaigns.
HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions. HHF is headquartered in Washington, DC and has offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Miami. Follow Hispanic Heritage Foundation on Facebook and @HHFoundation on Twitter.