Youth Action Hour Wins Webby Award
May 8, 2022
The Forum is the founding partner of YouthActionHour.org, a national narrative and advocacy initiative launched and managed by a team of young people who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and under the age of 22. We are proud to announce that our colleagues were recently awarded a Webby for their March 1 national digital activation, Young People Address the Nation. As the the second annual youth response to the presidential State of the Union (SOTU), the event brought young leaders, practitioners, and policymakers together to reflect on young people’s priorities for a recovery that is more just, equitable, and sustainable.
Forum consultant Dillon Bernard, 21, who heads the all-youth team, responded to the Webby Award win: “We are grateful that Young People Address the Nation has won a Webby Award for our series. Although we don’t do this work for awards, it does serve as an empowering vote of confidence of our work. We’re charting new territory in the space of youth-led storytelling, and we couldn’t do this without the support of The Forum for Youth Investment team, who are helping us on our goal of shifting narrative power to young people.”