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YES Awards

Recognizing "Youth Empowered to Serve"

Any child nominated for a YES! Award should exemplify EMpact's mission to "transform the way youth impact the world.”

When youth say "YES!" to service and philanthropy, they become changemakers and leaders within their community. Whether it's a project at their school, for their sports team, or to impact those in need, the EMpact One Foundation believes in empowering the values of generosity, compassion, and leadership. 

When being considered for this recognition, the awards committee seek youth nominations that highlight the following:

• How does the nominee impact others through service or philanthropy?

• Why does the nominee believe in giving their time, talents or money to a specific cause or organization?

• What tangible difference is this nominee making in the lives of others?

• How would peers describe this nominee’s character or their efforts to change their community?


A Saline County youth will be recognized monthly as a YES! Award recipient. All award recipients will be publicly announced through the EMpact One Foundation and its media partners, including a press release provided to their school district.


Nominations received by the 15th of each month will be considered for recognition the following calendar month. Community members may nominate youth 18 years old and younger, who live in and/or attend school in Saline County. 

January 2023 YES Recipient
February 2023 YES Recipient
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