Points of Light – Signed by Former President Georgia H. W. Bush August 2014 “Created by the administration of President George H. W. Bush, the Daily Point of Light Award honors individuals and groups creating meaningful change in communities across America. Each weekday, one volunteer or volunteer effort is recognized with the Daily Point of Light Award. Nominate a Point of Light in your life.” — Daily Points of Light Website
2014 Hasbro Community Action Hero
Hasbro and GenerationOn May 2014 The Hasbro Community Action Hero Award recognizes outstanding young volunteers who show that you are never too young to make a difference in your local or global community. Hasbro Children’s Fund and generationOn annually celebrate six young people between the ages of 5 and 18 for their extraordinary community service and volunteer activities at a special recognition event in New York City and award each winner a $1,000 educational scholarship. A Hasbro Community Action Hero is a young person who makes an extraordinary mark on the world through service. The nominee’s achievements must demonstrate one or more of the following characteristics:
- Outstanding service to one’s local, national or global community
- Extraordinary effort in creating innovative solutions to community needs
- Leadership of an exceptional service or advocacy activity
The President’s Volunteer Service Award
The President of the United States of America February 2014 I am grateful to be recognized for my efforts to assist our troops and veterans. This award, “…recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country…” “…we are proud to be able to present this prestigious award…”
The 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards State Honoree
Prudential Financial February 2014 Awarded for passionate dedication to improving the lives of others: “The kind of vision and community you have demonstrated is extremely important to the future of our neighborhoods, our cities, and our nation. Young volunteers like yourself are inspiring examples to all of us; you are our brightest hope for a better tomorrow.” John R. Strangfeld, Chairman and CEO Prudential Financial
2014 Kiwanis International Level First Place Winner Leadership Award
Kiwanis International May 2014 For my work through Change 4 Georgia in helping the troops overseas and veterans and their families here at home. I am truly honored. Being an Inspirational and Motivational Public Speaker, Young Entrepreneur, Youth Leader and Fundraiser helps C4G be successful in its mission.
Kiwanis 2014 Leadership Award – Georgia District
Kiwanis April 2014 Awarded in recognition of leadership and community service work through Change 4 Georgia, which inspires students to become involved, and serves our troops overseas and veterans and their families here at home.
2014 Kiwanis First Place Speech Award
Kiwanis – Georgia District April 2014 Awarded for my speech on What Builders Club Has Taught Me About Leadership, which was a different version than my 2013 speech.
2014 Kiwanis International Level Second Place Winner Speech Contest
Outstanding Georgia Business
Georgia Secretary of State, Brian P. Kemp March 2014 “May this Outstanding Georgia Business be afforded every courtesy as a Goodwill Ambassador from Georgia in its business to other states, to nations beyond the borders of the United States of America, or wherever it may hereafter do business or reside.” –Brian P. Kemp, Secretary of State
First Place Film Production 2013 PTA Reflections
Forsyth County PTA October 2013 The 2013 Reflections theme is Dream, Believe and Inspire. I made a film about my dream to start my own non-profit business, I believed I could do it and inspired hundreds of students to help. Now, I am living my dream!
2013 First Place International Kiwanis Award on Leadership
Kiwanis August 2013 For my work through Change 4 Georgia in helping the troops overseas and veterans and their families here at home. I am truly honored. Being an Inspirational and Motivational Public Speaker, Young Entrepreneur, Youth Leader and Fundraiser helps C4G be successful in its mission.
2013 First Place Kiwanis International Speech Award
Kiwanis August 2013 Speech Topic: “What Builders Club Has Taught Me About Leadership” Excerpt: “Leaders use their voices in order to encourage others and offer a hand-up. Leaders realize that their voices define their character and are worth sharing. Leaders trust their voices to protect freedom and serve their country. And finally, leaders know that their voices can invoke constructive changes that will build a better America. I see the leaders among us and I hear their voices – the voices of my generation and the “Builders” of America’s future.” Remington Youngblood
GenerationOn June 2013 “The Excellence in Service and Leadership Award recognizes individuals and groups ages 5-18 who take a leadership role in improving their local and global communities through service. The award was launched in the Summer of 2012 at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, and has since become a monthly opportunity to recognize youth for their commitment to service and leadership.” — GenerationOn
Kohl’s Kids Who Care
Kohl’s May 2013 “Every year, Kohl’s recognizes and rewards young volunteers across the country for their amazing contributions to their communities.” — Kohl’s
First Place Kiwanis Speech Contest
Georgia District Kiwanis May 2013 Speech about what Builders Club has taught me about Leadership. Inspirational and Motivational Public Speaker, Young Entrepreneur, Youth Leader
Georgia District Leadership Award
Kiwanis Georgia District May 2013 To recognize outstanding leaders for their work.*Inspirational and Motivational Public Speaker, Young Entrepreneur, Youth Leader and Fundraiser making a difference in the lives of others.
Light of Hope Award
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) April 2013 To recognize and honor remarkable adults [and one child] who serve children in our community. “…a way to recognize the contributions of members of the community who promote the well-being of children with their work and time.” — CASA
John Shimer, Founder of the Angels Among Us Project April 2013 “The Angels Among Us Project is a Campaign to Uplift The Human Spirit by Shining A Light On The Best of Human Behavior.” — John Shimer https://vimeo.com/63774265 or http://legacyproducer.com/portfolio.php
House of Representatives Resolution
Georgia House of Representatives, Sponsored by Mark Hamilton, Mike Dudgeon, John Yates, Geoff Duncan, Al WIlliams, Christian Coomer March 2013 Recognizing and commending Remington Youngblood and Change 4 Georgia for their efforts and impact in helping soldiers cope.
Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, Sponsored by Senators Jack Murphy, Steve Gooch, Butch Miller & John Albers March 2013 Georgia State Senate recognizes and commends Remington Youngblood and Change 4 Georgia for the gratefulness and assistance he shows to the men and women in uniform.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal March 2013 Governor Deal commends Remington for his achievements and work through Change 4 Georgia. Specifically, building his program to be inclusive of students and striving to meet the needs of active duty and veteran children. In his Commendation, Governor Deal states, “Remington has set an outstanding example through his efforts…”; “…he has already distinguished himself as a leader, compassionate philanthropist, and extraordinary American. He has brought great pride to his family, community, and state.”
2013 REFLECTIONS State Level Award Recipient
Georgia PTA Reflections February 2013 My State Level Award is for my Digital Video Production on “The Magic of the Moment” theme.
2013 First Runner-up Optimist Oratorical Contest
Optimist International February 2013 This year’s topic was “Why My Voice Is Important.” My essay is about my IDEA for Change 4 Georgia. Excerpt: “The force is within us. It is imperative that we the people fulfill our destinies. If you have an IDEA for positive change, raise your voice; it is the most remarkable of powers! “May the force be with you” all (Lucas).” –Remington Youngblood *Inspirational and Motivational Public Speaker
Kids Are Heroes January 2013 Kids Are Heroes are “showcasing and supporting children who are making a difference through their selfless acts of giving.” They “provide a pathway toward leadership and compassion for all children. Heroes on this site may influence your kids as to which path to take. Kids are indeed heroes and each one has the power to change the world.” — Kids Are Heroes I was recognized as a Kids Are Heroes for the work I do to help “serve those who are serving us.”
Mayor Mike Miller of Flowery Branch, Georgia January 2013 Presented with a Proclamation for the work I do to help our service men and women, their families, and our veterans.
Kiwanis Governor Hood January 2013 Recognized for my work in assisting our veterans, active-duty military and their families. “The award is given for outstanding achievements, particularly in community service. The selected individual must have demonstrated exemplary behavior, attitude and values consistent with those Kiwanis International espouses. This includes encouraging following the Golden Rule in all human relationships, applying higher social, business and professional standards and by example developing serviceable citizenship.” – Kiwanis
2013 Multimedia Production, Second Place Winner Tech Fair
Forsyth County Schools January 2013 Received Second Place for my Multimedia Application on Change4Georgia. I used Final Cut Pro X and other media to tell the story of my quest to start my non-profit organization to assist our veterans, troop, and their families.
2012 Holiday Hero Award
The Atlanta Journal Constitution December 2012 Selected as one of the AJC Holiday Heroes for my community service efforts offering a hand-up to our veterans, troops overseas and their families. “The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s annual Holiday Heroes stories highlight the work of community members who make our neighborhoods and towns better, safer, kinder and healthier. They are among the best, but certainly not the only, examples of people who practice the holiday spirit of giving year round.” — The Staff Reports, Access Atlanta
Certificate of Recognition
PNC Bank December 2012 “Because heroes deserve our respect. Thank you for all you do to inspire the community and those around you.” — PNC Bank
Best Speaker, N. Gwinnett High School Debate Tournament
Debate October 2013 *Inspirational and Motivational Public Speaker, Young Entrepreneur, Youth Leader and Fundraiser
Certificate of Appreciation
Vetbuds Johns Creek October 2013 Presented with and honored to receive a Certificate of Appreciation, “To honor his service to our Veterans; for outstanding performance in founding and leading Change 4 Georgia and the motivation he inspires in his fellow students and community at large.” Awarded 10/23/13.
Certificate of Congressional Recognition
Congressman Doug Collins November 2013 “…..in recognition of your continued service and unwavering appreciation to the past and present members of the Military of the United States of America and is presented in observance of Veterans Day.”
Second Place 2014 Optimist Oratorical Contest
Optimist Club February 2014 The 2014 topic was “How My Passions Impact The World.” My paper was about Change 4 Georgia and the impact we have had on our troops, veterans and their families.*Inspirational and Motivational Public Speaker, Young Entrepreneur, Youth Leader
Certificate of Recognition
Veterans of Foreign Wars February 2014 What an honor to be recognized by Veterans of Foreign Wars for our work through Change 4 Georgia! “In special recognition of outstanding achievement and exceptional leadership ability as an esteemed representative of American Youth.” –VFW
Mayor Ford Gravitt of the City of Cumming January 2014 “Whereas it is a treasure to find a young person with sufficient ideas and motivation to work toward making a difference in our society, along with a genuine concern for the men and women of the US Military who fight to protect our freedoms,…” Mayor Gravitt Proclamation
Certificate of Appreciation
560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Georgia Army National Guard March 2014 “For your support of Soldiers and Families of the 560th BFSB during the 2013 Holidays. Your commitment to the welfare of Soldiers and their Families is truly appreciated.” — Erik Andersen, 560th BFSB Executive Officer
The Board of Commissioners of Forsyth County, Georgia April 2014 “WHEREAS, Change 4 Georgia’s objective is to allow students to get involved in their community, demonstrate loyalty to their country and actively assist our military…” “NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners of Forsyth County, Georgia does hereby recognize Remington Youngblood and Change 4 Georgia for their contributions to our military and their families.”
Certificate of Special Recognition
Riverwatch Middle School Builders Club May 2014 “Club Awards are presented to students who have committed their time and effort in admirable ways to an extracurricular club at RMS.”
Additional Honors & Awards
- Up in Cumming Magazine’s 2012 Kids In Action Winner
- Kohl’s Kids Who Care Award 2012 – Local and Regional Scholarship Winner
- 3-12 Forsyth-Cumming Optimist Student of the Month
- 2012 Forsyth County Tech Fair Award for Movie Maker film on C4G
- 2011 Winner PTA “My Hero” Essay Contest
- 2011 Winner of the VFW Veterans Day Essay Speech Contest on “Why I am Proud of My Country”
- 2012 Forsyth County Optimist Oratorical Winner
- 2012 Forsyth County Oratorical Third Place Winner
- 9-10-12 Live Your Legacy National Honor Award
- 2012 Charlie Company Plaque and Flag Awarded “For your selfless service to the deployed men and women in uniform
- 2012 PTA Second Place Winner in Movie Production for “The Magic of the Moment”
- Motivational Speaker; Gainesville State College Student Vet Scholarship in Remington’s Name
- 11-12 Awarded Honorary Captain