Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards taking nominations


(JTA) — The Helen Diller Family Foundation announced it is taking nominations for the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards for Jewish teenagers.

The awards — a series of up to 15 prizes of $36,000 each — are awarded annually for social justice projects to Jews aged 13 to 19. They are meant to recognize “exceptional leadership and a commitment to creating meaningful change in the world,” the Diller Foundation said in a recent news release.

The deadline for nominations is Dec. 13.

Past award recipients have tackled issues such as bullying in schools, water shortages in Africa and nutrition problems in low-income communities.

The Helen Diller Family Foundation, which awards grants to museums, universities and other arts and culture institutions, has given more than $2.5 million to the Teen Tikkun Olam Awards since 2007.

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