To recognize and reward the positive actions of our children and youth, the Auxiliary bestows two special national awards to youth nominated by local units. The Youth Hero Award recognizes someone under 18 years of age who performs a heroic act of physical bravery.
The Good Deed Award is for youths under 18 years of age who have contributed in a special way to society through community service. Read more…Download Youth Hero/Good Deed Award Form (pdf)
The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation was created in 1954 to provide other nonprofit organizations with the means to educate the public about the special needs of children, particularly advocating preventive solutions. The Auxiliary supports this organization monetarily and promotes its mission in partnership with The American Legion and Sons of The American Legion. Learn More...Click here for the Liaison to Child Welfare Foundation Programs Action Plan
“Star Spangled” Kids is an initiative to educate children and youth in the history of the United States from the aspect of patriotism, Americanism, and the U.S. Constitution. Auxiliary members can partner with the American Legion Family, team with their Education chairman, and bring veterans or active duty military into the classrooms to talk about what their service means to defending the Constitution.
Activities to enrich “Star Spangled” Kids: