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  • We have volunteer opportunities for students and advisors of all ages.
  • Youth can get involved in awareness, fundraising and advocacy.
  • Team Youth includes all volunteers from elementary to college.

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Team Youth Award Nomination

Now Accepting Nominations - Team Youth Recognition Program


The March of Dimes National Youth Council announces the 2014 Team Youth Recognition Program. The Team Youth Leadership Recognition Program is designed to recognize the efforts of outstanding youth volunteer leaders from June 2013 – May 2014. Youth volunteers are defined as students who are in elementary school through college. Student groups including National Service Partners, Chain Reaction, Collegiate Councils, and Youth Councils along with individuals are eligible to apply for the awards.

The Team Youth Recognition Program helps the March of Dimes celebrate youth volunteers and their advisors who excel as March of Dimes volunteers.  The program consists of Individual Youth Leadership Awards & Group Achievement Awards.

You may nominate as many groups or individuals as desired. Please contact for any questions or concerns.

Deadline: All applications and supplemental materials must be received on or before July 25, 2014.

Eligibility:  March of Dimes Staff, Advisors or student volunteers may complete applications (for both individual and group awards).  Activities and programs during June 2013 – May 2014 ONLY are eligible to be part of the application process. Youth volunteers are defined as students who are in elementary school through college. National Youth Council members who joined the council prior to July 2014 are not eligible to receive an award.

Individual Youth Leadership Award Requirement:
Each Individual Youth Leadership Award application must include two (2) signed letters of recommendation from youth volunteers, adult advisors and/or March of Dimes staff recognizing the volunteer efforts of the individual applying or being nominated for the award. Please see nomination form for detailed instructions on submitting letters of recommendation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have lesson plans and curriculum for students?

For the middle school and early high school audience, check out our Teen-2-Teen program. This three part video series, along with a full curriculum, allows teachers, high school students and other community leaders to share healthy lifestyles information with middle school students and 9th graders.

How can I get involved?

  • Contact your local March of Dimes office and find out if they have any current programs for students.
  • Join March for Babies by visiting - start a new team for your school, campus or club! Or simply ask a few friends to join in your walk for healthy babies.
  • Use the resources on this site to plan your own fundraiser or awareness event, and contact if you need any help!
  • What does the March of Dimes offer youth?

    Enriching and enduring lifelong experiences through opportunities to:

    • Build leadership skills
    • Network among like-minded student leaders nationwide
    • Give back to communities and make a difference locally
    • Become involved in meaningful civic engagement, including advocating for local and national policies
    • Be educated about a healthy lifestyle today and in the future
    • Earn community service credits and enhance resume
    • Develop public speaking skills while building character and self-confidence


    Who is part of March of Dimes Team Youth?

  • One million youths nationwide are supporting the March of Dimes mission, and all of these volunteers fall under our umbrella term "Team Youth."
  • From elementary school to college, students and teachers/advisers have joined together to reach the day when every baby is born healthy.
  • We have many national service partners and youth organizations who have partnered with the March of Dimes.
  • By volunteering for the March of Dimes, you are a part of Team Youth!
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