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 or high school 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.

Nominate a youth leader below and spread the word within your networking groups! You can also help by including this link in your organization’s online communications (e.g. newsletter, email, etc.):

Nominations for the next awards are due by Friday, Sept. 13.

What is the Award?
Two students will receive:

  • A $500 educational award for the student’s educational needs (Maine 529 College Savings Plan)
  • A $250 sponsorship award for the student’s selected cause or organization
  • Who Qualifies for the Berman & Simmons Youth Leaders Award?

    Any Maine student enrolled in middle or high school who is involved in a community project in which she/he 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. Nominations for the next awards are due by Friday, Sept. 13. 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

    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 (Maine 529 College Savings Plan) and a $250 sponsorship award provided directly to their cause or selected organization. Youth Leaders and their advocacy projects will be highlighted on Berman & Simmons’ advertising and marketing platforms, as well as through relevant local media when applicable.