Effective Leadership Academy (ELA) always strives to uplift its community and recognize the goodwill and leadership achievements of others — especially our young people.
The Generation Awards were created to recognize examples of innate leadership skills and community projects/initiatives started by young individuals.
ELA’s mission is to help young people develop their most valuable asset — themselves.

Now, it’s time to put them in the spotlight!

This award is for young individuals who exemplify excellent leadership qualities and inspire their community.
SUBMIT NOMINATION

This award is for young individuals working on Leadership, Education, And Development (LEAD) initiatives/projects.
SUBMIT NOMINATION

GENERATION AWARD RULES & REGULATIONS

WHY WAS THIS AWARD CREATED?

Effective Leadership Academy (ELA) striv­­­­­es to uplift its community and recognize the goodwill and leadership achievements of others — especially our young people. The Generation Awards were created to recognize examples of innate leadership skills and community projects/initiatives started by young individuals (K-12). ELA’s mission is to help young people develop their most valuable asset — themselves.

WHO CAN RECEIVE THESE AWARDS?

  • Generation INSPIRE Award: This award is for young individuals who exemplify excellent leadership qualities and inspire their peers and/or community.
  • Generation LEAD Award: This award is for young individuals leading initiatives/projects to enhance their community with a positive impact.

WHO CAN MAKE A NOMINATION?

Any 5th-12th grade student can be nominated by a school administrator, guidance counselor, personal mentor, employer/supervisor, or community leader.
WHAT IS THE NOMINATION PROCESS?

Individuals that wish to nominate a student should complete the short nomination form here:

Several questions have a word limit requirement.

WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS?
There will be 12 recipients selected per year by our internal Generation Award Nomination Committee. Out of the 12, one (1) recipient will be named the overall Generation Award Leader and will be recognized at the ELA Annual Event.

HOW OFTEN IS THE AWARD GIVEN & WHAT IS THE DEADLINE?
Nominations are received on a rolling base year-round. Recipients are chosen once a month.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FOR THE RECIPIENT?

All recipients will receive:

  • 45-minute, 1-On-1 Coaching Session with an ELA LEAD Facilitator to discuss goals/initiatives/ideas/etc. 
  • Generation INSPIRE/LEAD Award Digital Certificate
  • $10 Amazon Gift Card
  • Recognition at Breakfast Showcase Event where recipients will present their explanations of positive community impact and initiatives/projects

The Overall Generation Award Leader will receive all of the above, as well as:

  • $250 Scholarship
  • 1 Ticket & Recognition at ELA Annual Event

WHEN ARE RECIPIENTS NOTIFIED?

Award recipients and their nominator(s) are notified by the last day of each month. Parents/guardians will be contacted to approve promotional use of the award recipient’s name, basic information and photo.

HOW LONG DO RECIPIENTS HAVE TO ACCEPT THE NOMINATION?
Award recipients and their parent/guardian need to accept or decline the award nomination within one week of being notified. If the award is not accepted, the next nominee in line will be contacted.
 
WHAT IS THE PARENT/GUARDIAN’S ROLE?
Parents/guardians will only need to sign off on a waiver that allows ELA to publicize the award recipient’s name, basic information (i.e. age, gender [pronoun], grade, school district, reason for nomination, etc.), and photo. ELA will request a parent/guardian email address to keep in contact with the award recipient.

HOW AND WHEN WILL THE AWARD RECIPIENTS’ INFORMATION BE PUBLICIZED?

  • The award recipient’s name, basic information, and photo will be promoted online through the ELA website (effectivela.org) and through ELA’s social media channels including (but not limited to) Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  • A special email blast will also be sent out to all of ELA’s contacts recognizing the award recipient.
  • Award recipients will also be invited to a special ELA event recognizing the 12 award recipients throughout the year.

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