JCI USA strives to celebrate the action being taken by young people—age 18-40—in the United States. Every day across our country, young ambitious individuals are discovering that as humans, we are in charge of the present and our future. We are empowered to stand up and make a difference and make our impact in this world we were brought into.

JCI USA chooses to celebrate and honor these modern day super hereos. Nominate a young person you know who’s making an impact locally, nationally or globally. We want to know this person and shine a spotlight on their efforts in leaving the world a better place than we found it. 

Each year, JCI USA recognizes the accomplishments of ten individuals who are truly outstanding regarding empowering themselves and others to make our communities and our world a better place. We highlight individuals in the areas of business or entrepreneurial accomplishment, political achievement, humanitarian and civic leadership, and more.

Celebrating TEN Outstanding Individuals Who Contribute to Making our Communities and Our Country a Better Place

JCI USA is pleased to name the 2020 Ten Outstanding Young Americans who will be honored at the 82nd annual black-tie awards ceremony on Saturday, October 18, 2020 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in St. Louis, Missouri. Through an intense judging process, these ten individuals were selected from a field of nearly sixty nominations.

Susan Dials

Susan Dials

Founder, Executive Director-The Kindness Rally | 30 | Westland, MI | Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership

Brandon Dennison

Brandon Dennison

Social Entrepreneur | 33 | Founder, Coalfield Development | Barboursville, WV | Business, Economic, and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishment

Dominique Morgan

Dominique Morgan

Executive Director | 38 | Omaha, NE | Contribution to Children, World Peace, and/or Human Rights

Hodari Brown

Hodari Brown

Licensed Minister/Entrepreneur/Public Speaker/Organizational Leader/Communications Strategist | 35 |  Redford, MI | Political/Legal and/or Governmental Affairs

Mary Kaye Holmes

Mary Kaye Holmes

Restorative Justice Advocate/Public Speaker/Corporate Attorney | 38 | New York, NY | Personal Improvement and/or Accomplishment

Major Steven Schuldt

Major Steven Schuldt

Air Force Civil Engineer Officer | 36 | Kettering, OH | Academic Leadership and/or Accomplishment

Thomas Iland

Thomas Iland

Professional Speaker, Certified Human Potential Coach | 36 | Santa Clarita, CA | Personal Improvement and/or Accomplishment

Jake Hoot

Jake Hoot

Singer/Songwriter | 32 | Cookeville, TN | Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership

Jonathan Rucker

Jonathan Rucker

Entrepreneur | 24 | Ponchatula, LA | Business, Economic, and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishment

Julie Moore

Julie Moore

Non-profit Executive, LLC | 36 | Washington, IL | Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership

  • Pinterest
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

©2020 by JCI USA.