Youth Leaders Award

Nominate an exceptional student advocate today!

Youth Leaders Award

Berman & Simmons is recognizing those who are making our communities brighter by highlighting students advocating for causes they believe in.

We’re looking for Maine students who are actively enrolled in middle school, high school, or college and have been championing a cause they’re passionate about. Whether the student is advocating for the environment, equal rights, animals, an issue in their community, or simply finding a way to help others improve their lives, our goal is to showcase their exceptional work, give them a voice to share their passion project, and provide additional resources to help advance their cause.

Berman & Simmons Youth Leaders Award Winners Receive:

  • A $500 educational award for the student’s educational needs
  • A $250 sponsorship award for the student’s signature cause or selected organization

Who Qualifies for the Berman & Simmons Youth Leaders Award?

Any Maine student enrolled in middle school, high school, or college who is involved in a positive extra-curricular activity or community project and displays leadership skills, innovation, and action is eligible.

What is the Nomination and Selection Process?

1. Nominations can be submitted by completing the nomination form below. Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination, and students are even encouraged to nominate themselves if they’re interested in highlighting a cause or project they’re passionate about.
2. The Berman & Simmons Youth Leaders Program Committee will review the nominations and select award winners.

Nominate a Youth Leader Today!

For more information, please contact:
Elaine Gammon
Marketing & Business Development Manager

Details: Two students will be selected each quarter in September, December, March, and June by the Berman & Simmons Youth Leaders Program Committee. Each student will receive a $500 educational award and a $250 award provided directly to their signature cause or selected organization. Youth Leaders and their advocacy projects will be highlighted on Berman & Simmons’ marketing platforms, as well as through relevant local media when applicable.