Nestle Searches for Young Leaders
Nestle USA put out a call for entries for the Nestle Very Best In Youth award. Now in its 15th year, the awards program recognizes young people who demonstrate outstanding leadership ability and individual initiative to positively impact the world. Following the Nov. 8 entry deadline, 18 young winners will be named the 2013 Nestle Very Best In Youth.
"We look forward to identifying 18 inspiring individuals to join the Nestle Very Best In Youth family," says Ken Bentley, Nestle vice president of community affairs & educational programs and author of the Nestle Very Best In Youth book series. "The 2013 honorees will join a prestigious group of alumni who have impacted their communities and continue to lead the way toward positive global change."
Along with being named a Nestle Very Best In Youth, each winner will receive:
- A $1,000 donation to the charity of his or her choice
- A trip with a parent or guardian to Los Angeles for a three-night, four-day adventure, including a red-carpet gala and awards ceremony in July of 2013
- Recognition of their stories and achievements through individual features in the Nestle Very Best In Youth book, distributed to schools, libraries and community organizations nationwide and available for the first time in e-book format in the summer of 2013
Applicants must be between 14 and 18 years of age, a legal US resident and have parental or legal guardian permission to submit the entry form. Contestants must also demonstrate good citizenship, a strong academic record, and show how they have made a meaningful contribution to their school or community.
Since 1997, Nestle USA has donated more than $1 million to organizations supported by Nestle Very Best In Youth students.