The Milton Wolf Prize in Student Diplomacy
The Milton Wolf Prize in Student Advocacy
5 easy steps for making a winning project
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Submit your project by Friday, April 28, 2023
2020 Milton Wolf Prize winners from Charleston, SC, Los Angeles, CA, and Baltimore, MD
Identify a problem in your community.
What problems do you see in your school or larger community that you would like to help make better?
Also, read about Milton Wolf for inspiration.
Research: Why is this topic important?
Learn about this problem: What are the causes? Why is this issue important to address? Why should people care and get involved? What information will help others understand the problem?
What local individuals or organizations in your community are addressing this problem? Learn about their work through research and interviews with those who are making a difference.
Create a presentation
Create a visual presentation—video, PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.—that convinces people they need to get involved. Share your research. Make it compelling. Tell them why they should care.
Submit by April 28, 2023.
Speak to others
Present your work to classmates, others in your school, and at least one other group outside your school. This year, you will likely need to present in an online video conference, and that is fine!
Students are passionate about the Milton Wolf project
“In all honesty, when I was first assigned this project, I was quite nervous about wanting to present an issue, and…I had no idea what issue I would want to present. But throughout this whole project, I slowly got consumed in the role of advocate. I want to help my community in some way, to assure that we can live more safely. That is why my group picked public safety in Newark, NJ.” Karina P., Newark, NJ
“It was beyond just a normal school project because I could attach a tangible level of meaning and purpose to it. It was something I wanted to do, not had to do.” E. Moore, 8th grade, Charleston, SC
“After presenting, several students and teachers reached out to me to learn more about the organizations mentioned and get details on getting involved. Additionally, I was told that a couple of teachers who viewed my presentation reached out to their classes and spread the message…about the importance of Baltimore youths' voices being heard….” T. Ross., 9th grade, Baltimore, MD
“Doing the Milton Wolf project, one of the most important things I learned …is that if the world wants a change or wants to come into peace we all need to work together because we are better together and we need to resolve our problems together. Looking at presentations from my class, almost everybody's topic can be resolved if we all work together.” L. Poghosyan, 6th grade, Los Angeles, CA
“We decided to make our presentation about homelessness because there are many people in the world who don’t deserve to be treated a certain way. Some people sometimes are rude to homeless people and we wanted to show those people that they should be respectful and kind because you never really know what a person has gone through. We wanted to create this project to show people to respect others and appreciate what you have every day.” J. Hernandez, 6th grade, Los Angeles, CA
“The most meaningful part of this project was when students and teachers from our school donated either cash, or even actual products (like hygienic products), which could help a homeless person in need. For a homeless person, this would mean a lot.” C. Frempong, 11th grade, Newark, NJ