Created in 2002 by the National Children & Youth Committee, these awards are presented annually throughout the year to recognize the heroism and helpfulness of youths under age 18.
In the past three years alone, more than 1,000 Youth Hero and Good Deed awards have been presented to deserving youth.
Nominations are accepted by local ALA units. If you know of someone deserving of one of these awards, download nomination form (pdf).
Youth Hero Award
Youth Hero Award winners receive a medal and a certificate.
Good Deed Award
"Nothing I can ever do will truly be enough to say ‘thank you’ to them [veterans], but I can do my best by representing them through the American Legion Auxiliary.”
- ALA Junior member Ashlynne Jenkins of Unit 158 in DeWitt, Ark.