LEAD360 makes service easy-to-do, fun, and accessible by seeking outstanding youth ideas and replicating the best nationwide. We then celebrate those who activate the most.
Ideas Contest Ages 5-25
LEAD360 starts with a contest for young people to submit their big ideas to solve problems they are most passionate about. We’re looking for submissions that are simple, scalable, and measurable – whether they are existing service projects or new ideas. Five finalists will compete in an online vote, and the winner will receive a Jefferson Award and have their project activated nationwide! They will also win a trip from Rustic Pathways. The Idea Contest for youth 5-25 begins January 6th and runs through January 31st!
Activation All Ages
After a winner is selected, the Jefferson Awards Foundation activates the winning idea across the country through our constituents and partners. Participants share their impact on our online platform, and those who activate the most throughout the year win Jefferson Awards!