The California Endowment Youth Awards are a celebration of young leaders who inspire their peers and communities while embodying the values of the California Endowment. Award recipients are young leaders whose actions aim to change public policies, create innovative models of service, strengthen local institutions, or otherwise contribute to TCE's overall mission of Building Healthy Communities.
The 2018 Youth Awards offered awards in four categories:
Community Champions Awards
The Community Champions Award honored youth who have aided in the transformation of livable spaces by addressing issues that affect healthy living throughout California. Sixteen recipients received $3,000 each.
Healthy Communities Award
The Healthy Communities Award went to one youth organization working alongside BHC sites to improve community health outcomes. One organization received $10,000.
Healthy California Award
The Healthy California Award went to one youth organization working to improve health outcomes statewide. One organization received $10,000.
Brandon Harrison Visionary Award
The Brandon Harrison Youth Visionary Award recognized an exceptional youth who has overcome overwhelming obstacles to battle back from trauma and place themselves and their community on a path toward success. One recipient received $15,000.