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 open our 2021 Ten Outstanding Young Americans nominations who will be honored at the 83rd annual black-tie awards ceremony on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in St. Louis, Missouri. Nominate an outstanding young individual (18-40 years of age) in your area who is creating positive change and making our world a better place.
Our 2020 Honorees
Founder, Executive Director-The Kindness Rally | 30 | Westland, MI | Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership
Social Entrepreneur | 33 | Founder, Coalfield Development | Barboursville, WV | Business, Economic, and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishment
Executive Director | 38 | Omaha, NE | Contribution to Children, World Peace, and/or Human Rights
Licensed Minister/Entrepreneur/Public Speaker/Organizational Leader/Communications Strategist | 35 | Redford, MI | Political/Legal and/or Governmental Affairs
Mary Kaye Holmes
Restorative Justice Advocate/Public Speaker/Corporate Attorney | 38 | New York, NY | Personal Improvement and/or Accomplishment
Major Steven Schuldt
Air Force Civil Engineer Officer | 36 | Kettering, OH | Academic Leadership and/or Accomplishment
Professional Speaker, Certified Human Potential Coach | 36 | Santa Clarita, CA | Personal Improvement and/or Accomplishment
Singer/Songwriter | 32 | Cookeville, TN | Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership
Entrepreneur | 24 | Ponchatula, LA | Business, Economic, and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishment
Non-profit Executive, LLC | 36 | Washington, IL | Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership