To recognize and support the education of youth members of our society who have chosen an exceptional path and have performed outstanding works in their communities.

History of The YOU Awards International, Inc. (The YA's)

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To annually acknowledge youth both locally and nationally, who know no boundaries and at a young age have excelled in education/academics, sports, business/entrepreneur, fine arts, entertainment, technology or community service becoming role models and inspiring people of all ages. The program  will give each honoree a trophy and a one time monetary merit amount to put towards school or a special project of their good works.

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404-906-5783 or mellis@youawardsinternational.org.

The YOU Awards International is a non-profit organization that was specifically designed to provide support and recognition to young people who have stood out in their communities, but have not been truly celebrated.  Every day we as a society are flooded with negative images and stories and rarely are we shown positive images and stories.  The goal of this organization will be to bring to the forefront these positive images and stories.  We will do this by seeking out extraordinary young people through research and recommendations by individuals, schools and other organizations.  Young People will be honored with a trophy and one time monetary gift (merit award) during an annual awards show.  These individuals will be recognized for using their talents in the areas of education/academics, sports, business/entrepreneur, fine arts, entertainment, technology and community service.

The founder started this organization after several amazing years of volunteering with an internationally known awards show.  She has always appreciated the idea of recognizing people who stood out in the world in their respective fields of work. Her thought was to take this concept to the next level and recognize young people who may be considered ordinary because there is no fame associated with them but are exceptional in their everyday accomplishments. 

Each year The YOU Awards International will recognize 7 talented young people (honorees) from every walk of life.  Honorees may be selected specifically from the Georgia, Louisiana and Texas states in initial years, but will grow to include other states thereafter.  As an organization we wanted to hear their stories and reflect on their journeys on what it took thus far to get where they currently are. Ultimately the goal of The YOU Awards International is to have the show televised one day so that we as an organization can show other young people around the world that we appreciate your efforts and we honor you because you are our future.

The founder came up with this name for the organization because we wanted to recognize YOU!  The Y.O.U. in the name represents Young, Outgoing & Uplifting individuals.  Everyone has a light to shine and we want to help them shine even brighter! Help us make a difference in every young life we touch by showing support for this organization. Contact the organization via mail, phone, website or email. Thank you!

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Join our team and help us bring smiles to the faces of deserving youth each year.