Young Leaders Award Recipients

Announcing the 2023 Young Leaders Award

On behalf of the entire Walking Softer team and the nominating organizations, we would like to congratulate the YoungLeaders Award recipients.

We received over 80 outstanding nominations and of the eligible nominees, 37 were invited to apply to the 2023-2024 Young Leaders Award program. We are excited to announce that after a rigorous and competitive selection process, an inaugural cohort of 12 Young Leaders have been selected. These accomplished changemakers will receive up to $50,000 to support their innovative projects while participating in year-long programming to build their leadership capacities while amplifying their voices in the movement toward a thriving and just plant.

And the awardees are…

Follow the Walking Softer Instagram to get to know each of the awardees and their projects.


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