Call for Applications-2014 YAYA Awards
Monday, December 16, 2013
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Each year, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids holds a
nationwide competition to identify and honor young people who have taken the
lead in fighting tobacco in their communities and in their state over the past
year. On May 15,
2014, we will honor a National winner, a group winner and four Regional winners
(East, South, Central and West).The awards motivate and inspire youth
across the country to continue their involvement and launch the winners onto
the national stage as role models and accomplished advocates.
winner receives a $5,000 scholarship and a $500 grant. The other individual
winners receive a $2,500 scholarship and a $500 grant, and the group
winners receive a $2,500 grant to continue their tobacco control work. We
have moved the entire application process online this year! Your youth can
apply online now at by clicking here.
their year-long role, Youth Advocate of the Year Award (YAYA) winners
serve as spokespersons for tobacco control and work closely with TFK staff on
policy priorities at the local, state, and national levels. Past
award winners appeared in People Magazine and on The Oprah Winfrey Show,
participated in White House events, spoke at press conferences, met with
Members of Congress and were interviewed by national media. The winner of
the national Youth Advocate of the Year Award also serves on TFK’s Board of
Directors for one year.
strongly encourage your youth to apply. All applications must be
submitted by January 31, 2014.We will hold an informational conference
call and Q&A session on January 15th at 3:00 PM EST. You
can access the call by dialing (877) 807-3546 conference code:
the meantime, feel free to contact me directly with any questions.
Source: Ritney A. Castine, Associate Director, Youth Advocacy, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids