Teacher nominations begin February 22 and end March 26. The students nominated by teachers will be sent an application to complete by March 29. Winners will be announced April 27. In 2016, the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth created “20 Under 20” as part of the Global Young Leaders Program. This initiative honors 20 exceptional high school students under the age of 20 who are active in their local Junior World Affairs Council club (JWAC). 20 Under 20 brings a spotlight to young people in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex who consistently give back to their communities and exemplify what it means to be a global citizen. Based on JWAC educator sponsor nominations and student applications for 20 Under 20, a Council advisory panel will choose the top 20 students to represent the class of 2020. An event will be held in the late spring to recognize the 20 Under 20 class of that year and will feature a prominent keynote speaker. Students will also be recognized for their accomplishments by the Council to the great North Texas community. There are no strict requirements for eligibility for 20 under 20, but JWAC sponsors should consider nominating students who meet some of the standards listed below: 1. Active JWAC member. 2. Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale. 3. Attended Council public programs during high school. 4. Completed at least 10 hours of community service during the year. 5. Is a leader in the school or community.
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