What is the Make a Difference Award?
Every year the Kennedy Library recognizes up to 100 middle school students from across Massachusetts with the John F. Kennedy Make a Difference Award for the impact they have made in their communities through service projects.
The award is given to students who are nominated by teachers or principals for contributions they have made on a local, state, national, or international level.
Projects for which students received awards in previous years include helping fellow students with disabilities, working at local food pantries and senior centers, organizing recycling projects, raising funds for autism and childhood cancer research, and fundraising for children in Uganda and Haiti.
Who is Eligible?
All middle school students (grades 6-8) participating in unique community service projects are eligible. School personnel should give special consideration to students who have distinguished themselves through their service work. Awards will be given to the first 100 names submitted. Previous award winners are not eligible.
Submit a Nomination
The deadline to nominate students is April 29, 2022. Please note that only two students per school may be nominated.
Please e-mail completed forms to email@example.com or mail them to:
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Boston MA 02125
More information about the Award program will be sent to students, educators, and parents in May. In addition, each Award winner will receive a personalized Make a Difference Award certificate in recognition of their service.