Young adult winners of the Caring Awards receive scholarship funds to help them pursue their goal of contributing to society. We encourage school children to do the same on tours of the Frederick Douglass Museum and Caring Hall of Fame, featuring photos and stories of great humanitarians, past and present. As they tour the galleries, students come to realize that one person can make a difference. That’s also what famed Douglass reenactor, Frederick Morsell tells them when we bring his program to local schools and when he performs at our annual children’s party in honor of Black History Month.
Successful candidates are role models with an extraordinary sense of public service. They can come from any walk of life but all share a deep and selfless concern for others. Like previous winners, they have a long-term commitment to social improvement, whether in the community, nation, or world. Ideally, they have founded an organization designed to serve others and also made an impact that will last their lifetime and beyond.
NOMINATION: a written summary explaining why you think your nominee should be recognized. Include the names and phone numbers of contacts who are familiar with your nominee’s endeavors. For young adults, state their birth date, school, and grade. We encourage you to support your nomination with two letters of recommendation, including one from an educator if the nominee is a young adult. If possible, also include newspaper clips, magazine articles, and other information that shows why they might deserve this prestigious honor.
Young adults must be nominated before their graduation from high school or eighteenth birthday.