World Federation of Youth Clubs honors and elevates youth and the work of youth development organizations around the world through The WFYC Promise Awards. Launched in 2021, this award program raises awareness about the importance of youth development organizations and professionals, highlights best practices in youth development around the globe, and shares stories of the creativity, courage, and resiliency of youth around the world.
2022 Promise Awards
This year’s event was shared with a global audience on September 20, 2022. We recognized seven recipients and five honorable mentions in three categories: leaders, programs, and youth. Award recipients were selected from over 60 nominations from 37 countries around the world.
2022 Awards Recipients and Finalists
This year’s recipients received video storytelling production, a professionally edited video about the recipient and their club, media training, guidance, and support to celebrate this news in their local community, and a grant to the club supporting their programs and a celebration for recognition as a 2022 Promise Awards recipient!
Barton Athletic Club, United Kingdom
2022 Lifetime Leadership Achievement Award
STAR English Program
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico
2022 Education Program Impact Award
Sustainable Food Program
Clubs de Niños y Niñas de Guatemala & El Salvador
2022 Health Program Impact Award
Club de Niños, Niñas y Jóvenes de Venezuela, Venezuela
2022 Selection Committee
Frequently Asked Questions
Have there been any changes to the program since last year?
The application process is very similar to the 2021 Promise Award. Affiliate members can expect a similar feel and look to the application process. Please attend the Information Session for more questions and information about the program this year.
My organization was recognized last year. Are we eligible to apply again in 2022?
Who can apply?
Any WFYC affiliate member staff, volunteer, board or youth can apply. It is recommended that applicants work with their club leadership on the application.
When do I apply?
From May 1 to May 31, an application form will be available on the WFYC website. Applicants will need to provide basic information (name, organization, country, etc.) and a short narrative about the leader, program, or youth they are nominating.
What is the award?
Award recipients will receive recognition in WFYC communications, an official award video, a communications kit to help promote this recognition, and a grant to their club.
What is the award process?
Applications will be reviewed by the Promise Awards selection committee in June. Applicants may be asked to provide additional information after submitting their application, such as photos, detailed explanations, or other proof of accomplishments. Winners will be contacted in July, and will begin working with WFYC on event production, including recording a video for the event. Award recipients will be announced in September at a special award celebration that all members of the WFYC community are invited to and encouraged to attend.
How many awards are there?
A minimum of two awards will be granted per category (leadership, program, youth). However, the total number of awards given will be decided by the Promise Award Committee and will be dependent upon the total number and quality of applications received.
Can my organization apply for more than one award?
Yes! All our Affiliate members, no matter how big or small, make an impact. Affiliates are encouraged to apply for more than one award to highlight all their outstanding nominees.
What makes a strong application?
Every youth, leader and program is unique. The strongest applications are clear, complete, detailed, and include specific information about the nominee. For example, if a youth has great grades and volunteers in their community, be sure to explain what subjects they excel at, where they volunteer and who they help, and what barriers they had to overcome to be the person they are today. Use the application to tell a story about the nominee! WFYC encourages applicants to include optional pieces, such as videos, news articles, other awards, or anything else that will help the Selection Committee learn more about the nominee’s work and impact.
Who can I contact for more questions?
For questions or more information, please contact Abby Lemay, Director of Global Affiliate Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org.