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Youth Hero Contest

This is a Statewide event. Applicants have to video themselves talking about, or doing, community service to show other students why, and how, they can help people. Videos will be posted our website.
UR Community Cares have prizes for all of our winners. First place holder will be awarded at a special event in the spring.
Deadline: May 28, 2021

Note : All Connecticut high school students can submit.

How To Apply

• Video should include: Who you are, where are you from, which high school you attend, why you are unique or what makes you special. Lastly, show us how you are inspiring others to serve the community.
• Videos should be recorded horizontally, not vertically, of 3 minutes or less. Submit that video to following email:
• Student videos will be shared on our social media. Please download parental consent form from below link. A student can submit maximum 2 videos.


Our Youth Heros

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Aryan Kalia

Youth Hero Contest Applicant 1

Aryan Kalia is a South Windsor, CT high school student who founded as a result of COVID-19. He explains the importance of virtual community services and the importance of giving back.

Jack Larson

Youth Hero Contest Applicant 2

Jack is a Manchester, CT high school student who is a Boy Scout that created an outdoor classroom as a result of COVID-19. He performs community service by helping with new ropes course and in many other ways.

Rhaili-Em Lowe

Youth Hero Contest Applicant 3

Rhaili-Em is a high school student at Connecticut IB Academy, a Hartford resident. She is inspiring others by doing activism. She is also going for her Girl Scout Gold Award and she decided to do it to help her community.

Winner Rhaili-Em Lowe

Youth Hero 2021 Winner

We are so excited to announce the winner of our Youth Hero Contest 2021. These High School students are inspiring, creative and local entrepreneurs in Connecticut. Congratulations to all of our applicants.