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Ten Outstanding Young Americans
 

Every day across our country, young ambitious individuals are creating positive change and making an impact locally, nationally, or globally. A time-honored tradition, JCI USA has been celebrating the action being taken by young people—aged 18 to 40—in the United States with our Ten Outstanding Young Americans program since 1934. 

Past winners have been selected from a wide range of fields including business, economics, entrepreneurship, political, legal, and government affairs, academia, cultural advancement, moral and environmental leadership, stewards of children and peace, humanitarians and volunteer leaders, the scientific and technological communities, and medicine.

2024 Nominations Now Open!!!

(Form link below)

Get To Know the 2023 TOYA CLASS

Aaron Rouse

Aaron Rouse

39 // Senator, Virginia State Senate Virginia Beach, VA CONTRIBUTION TO POLITICAL, LEGAL, AND/OR GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

Kyrus Keenan Wescott

Kyrus Keenan Wescott

36 // Executive Director, 1SEO Digital Agency Mental Health Advocate // Haddon Heights, NJ CONTRIBUTION TO CHILDREN, WORLD PEACE, AND/OR HUMAN RIGHTS

Clare Richards

Clare Richards

30 // Co-Founder and CEO, Impacks // St. Cloud, MN CONTRIBUTION TO BUSINESS, ECONOMIC, AND/OR ENTREPRENEURIAL ACCOMPLISHMENT

Jaymes Sime

Jaymes Sime

38 // President and Chief Executive Officer, Child Saving Institute // Omaha, NE

Erin Kanno Uehara

Erin Kanno Uehara

39 // Owner & Chocolate Connections Officer, Choco le`a Honolulu, HI CONTRIBUTION TO BUSINESS, ECONOMIC, AND/OR ENTREPRENEURIAL ACCOMPLISHMENT

Julian Gluck

Julian Gluck

32 // Air Force officer, instructor pilot, and non-profit leader LaGrange, GA CONTRIBUTION TO HUMANITARIAN AND/OR VOLUNTARY LEADERSHIP

Huddah Ibrahim

Huddah Ibrahim

38 // President/Consultant/Author/Professor // St. Cloud, MN CONTRIBUTION TO BUSINESS, ECONOMIC, AND/OR ENTREPRENEURIAL ACCOMPLISHMENT

Tiffani Jackson

Tiffani Jackson

25 // Journalist, State Journal Register // Springfield, IL CONTRIBUTION TO CULTURAL ACHIEVEMENT

Georges Niang

Georges Niang

30 // NBA Athlete, Cleveland Cavaliers // Philadelphia, PA CONTRIBUTION TO HUMANITARIAN AND/OR VOLUNTARY LEADERSHIP

Bobby Webster

Bobby Webster

39 // General Manager, Toronto Raptors // Honolulu, HI CONTRIBUTION TO PERSONAL IMPROVEMENT AND/OR ACCOMPLISHMENT

TOYA Recipient, 1949

 "The ultimate test of leadership is not the polls you take, but the risks you take.  In the short run, some risks prove overwhelming... courage can be self-defeating.  But the greatest defeat of all would be to live without courage, for that would hardly be living at all."

-Gerald Ford, 40th President of the United States

Sponsorship Opportunities

Be a part of history by sponsoring the Ten Outstanding Young Americans program through one of the various sponsorship levels.

Nominations

 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. Recipients will be honored at the 86th annual black tie awards banquet on Saturday, September 14, 2024 at the Cleveland Marriott East in the Greater Cleveland area. 

Questions? Please contact us at toya@jciusa.org

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