Honoring Outstanding Social Justice Leadership
this year featuring grassroots organizers
Come and Join Us!
Social Justice Awards is an annual event that brings us together to honor those whose work and show leadership in community service, public service, education, law enforcement, restorative justice, youth justice, legal advocacy and healthcare. This year 2021 will be the third year to pay tribute to those who demonstrate a strong commitment to Justice for All.
A luncheon event at the Boathouse will bring us together to celebrate the people who serve as role models and mentors to the young people of TMLY. Good food will be enhanced by fellowship, inspiring words, and uplifting music.
Your support of this event will help us raise funds to continue offering our programs and outreach events to opportunity youth and foster care youth, and justice-involved young adults between the ages of 14-21 in Central Ohio.
Selection of Honorees
Anyone can nominate social justice leaders in these categories
Go to the nominations tab and submit nominations. Nominations will be closed on Monday, August 16, 2021.
All submitted online applications will be reviewed and selections will be made by the Think Make Live Youth Social Justice Awards Nomination Committee.
Date & Time
Friday September 24, 2021
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Master of Ceremonies
Anchor / Reporter WSYX ABC6 News
2021 Special Tribute Recipients
Race and Democracy at the Roosevelt Institute .
People's Justice Project
Organizes the Black working class and other oppressed people into leading the struggle against all state institutions that oppress or occupy our communities.
Executive Director, Vincentian Ohio Action Network .
2021 Central Ohio Social Justice Awards Recipients
Individual Public School:
Individual Higher Education:
Organization Public School:
Organization Higher Education:
2021 Advisory Board
Community Relations Manager at Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
C. Sunny Martin
Owner of The Urban Entrepreneur
Owner of Red Door BBQ
2021 Think Make Live Youth Board of Directors
Jordan Miller III
Dr. Chenelle Jones
Anthony Long II
Jo Dee Davis
Executive Director of Think Make Live Youth