The Spirit of Anne Frank Awards

“We have many reasons to hope for great happiness, but…we have to earn it. And that’s something you can’t do by taking the easy way out. Earning happiness means doing good and working…”

Anne Frank, July 6, 1944

In honor of the anniversary of Anne Frank’s 84th birthday on June 12, 2013, The Anne Frank Center honors Anne’s effort to improve the world with awards to citizens and educators and scholarships to students who have demonstrated outstanding commitments to take a stand against discrimination of all kinds.

How to ApplyThis commitment may be portrayed through participation in programs offering conflict resolution, Holocaust education, peer education or community service. Judging is by committee and is based on a combination of a personal essay, letters of support and documentation.

The AFC is proud of the many innovative and committed applicants whose actions, teachings, programs and organizations help make a better world. It is our wish that every applicant continue with their important work.

The Anne Frank Center USAMission of the Anne Frank Center USA
The Anne Frank Center USA, a partner organization of the Anne Frank House, uses the diary and spirit of Anne Frank as unique tools to advance her legacy, to educate young people and communities about the consequences of intolerance, racism and discrimination, and to inspire the next generation to build a world based on mutual respect.



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