Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Immigrant Youth Achievement Award nomination deadline is February 28th!

The American Immigration Council is now accepting nominations for their 2014 Immigrant Youth Achievement Award.

Each year the Council receives hundreds of nominations from around the country lifting up exceptional young people whose accomplishments amaze us and whose dreams inspire us.  The Immigrant Youth Achievement Award celebrates high-achieving young immigrants, whose personal accomplishments and contributions demonstrate the important impact young immigrants are having on our nation every day.

The Immigrant Youth Achievement Award is presented to the winner at the American Immigration Council’s annual Washington, DC Immigrant Achievement Awards in the Spring. Past honorees have emigrated from countries such as Ireland, India, Mexico, Cambodia, China, and Cuba and have made contributions in literature, journalism, music, and politics.

*  The honoree must be between the ages of 14 and 25 as of April 10, 2014 ;
*  The honoree must be an immigrant to the United States, including those who have become naturalized citizens;
*  The accomplishments of the honoree must reflect more than personal success and should have evidence of a commitment to making a positive impact in their community or the world around them;
*  The honoree must be willing and available to travel (at the American Immigration Council’s expense) to Washington, DC for the awards ceremony on Thursday, April 10, 2014. The American Immigration Council will cover the costs of travel and accommodations for the honoree, and for a parent or guardian if the honoree is a minor.

Deadline: February 28, 2014 at midnight EST.

Click here to nominate your candidate!

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