2012 marks the 30th anniversary of the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (JCI TOYP) Program. Just like the first set of JCI TOYP Honorees from 1983, this year’s ten honorees will be celebrated at the JCI World Congress held in Taipei, Taiwan.
For those of you that do not know JCI it has around 170,000 members in 110 countries around the world
JCI TOYP serves to formally recognize young people who excel in their chosen fields and create positive change. By recognizing these young people, JCI raises the status of socially responsible leaders in this world. The honorees motivate their peers to seek excellence and serve others. Their stories of discovery, determination and ingenuity inspire young people to be better leaders and create better societies.
Since 1983, JCI has honored over 200 individuals from 47 nations. Past recipients of national awards include such well-known personalities as John F. Kennedy, Henry Kissinger, Elvis Presley, Jackie Chan, Wayne Gretzky and many more, all named before the age of 40 and before they had achieved national prominence. Honorees selected in past years have represented the heights of progress in numerous human endeavors. Many have gone on to even greater achievements. All have continued to serve humanity in a great variety of ways.
Young men and women may be nominated in one of ten categories. The honorees will be selected by an international panel of distinguished judges. Up to ten honorees will be selected from all nominations received, regardless of category entered.
You can click the following link if you would like more details about TOYP
In order to commemorate this momentous occasion, JCI is inviting young people around the world to participate in selecting the 2012 JCI TOYP Honorees. Along with the traditional final judging panel, comprised of representatives of select partner organizations and the JCI President, there is also be a public popular online vote.
The to support the Young Entrepreneur that was nominated by JCI Reading (and who is through to the final 20 Outstanding young people of the world click here and ‘like’ his profile
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This post was written by Stephen Wells