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You Go, Girl! Awards

Join us in celebrating the potential and remarkable achievements of young Black girls in Hamilton!

You Go, Girl!

In honour of International Day of The Girl, You Go, Girl! Awards celebrates the potential and achievements of Black girls ages 8-21 in the city of Hamilton. Whether they received top honours and scholarships for post-secondary, are volunteers in the community, or have demonstrated significant personal improvement; we want to acknowledge the little and big moments in their lives that often go unnoticed.

You Go Girl Awards honourees are selected through a fair nomination process, reviewed by expert judges, and announced and celebrated on October 11.

Save the Date

Friday, October 11, 2024 at 5:30 PM

We encourage you to nominate the young girls in the city of Hamilton that are doing amazing work and have potential to become trailblazers!

Nominations are due by September 8, 2024.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be between the age of 8-21 as of December 31
  • Must reside or attend school in Hamilton
  • Must be Black or a Person of African Descent

Our Award Categories

Celebrating the Potential and Achievements of Black Girls

With over five categories highlighting achievements in many facets of a young girl’s or women’s journey, you can submit a nomination(s) showcasing the honourees’ unique accomplishments and values. All female entrepreneurs, employees and students are eligible to be nominated.

You Go Girl Awards honourees are selected through a fair nomination process, reviewed by expert judges, and announced and celebrated on October 11.

This award recognizes a young girl who has shaped the way in which the stories of Black girls and women are told. They use visual storytelling, literary arts, or performing arts to create spaces for individuals to reclaim their narratives. They are emerging in this field, or have established roots in the community to create/produce content with impact that promote Black culture, and Black excellency.

This award recognizes a young girl in STEM projects or areas of study. She is given an opportunity to promote the advancement of Black girls in STEM and demonstrates a deep dedication to ground breaking innovation in the field.

This award is for a determined young girl who excels in her studies, community engagement and advocacy. With her voice, she champions creative ways to address the prevalent issues in her community. She is a promising future leader and innovator.

This award is dedicated to a young girl with an entrepreneurial spirit. She is dedicated to offering quality service and product, and is making bold strides towards re-shaping what it means to be a young Black girl in business.

This award recognizes a young girl who is a committed leader in her community, promoting gender equality and collaboration between diverse cultural communities through innovative efforts.

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Thank You for Your Support

We’d like to thank this year’s 5th Anniversary and You Go, Girl! Awards sponsors:

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