$100,000 ESSAY CONTEST

for Northeast Ohio 6-12th Graders

You have the power to make a positive difference in the world.

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2015 Stop The Hate® Judges

Essay Contest



Stop the Hate® Youth Speak Out celebrates students committed to creating a more accepting, inclusive society. By reflecting on real-life situations and detailing ways to make a positive difference in the world, this next generation of leaders can win big.

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See photos from the 2015 Awards Ceremony here.

Youth Speak Out
Justin Bachman
Grand Scholarship Winner, 2014 Youth Speak Out

Michael Baskin
Executive Director, NAMI Northeast Ohio

Jamie Bertone
Marketing Process Manager, STAR Program, Progressive

Tai-Chi Chan
Human Resource Director of Strategy and Inclusion, Lubrizol

Diana Gueits
Director-Diversity and Inclusion, Cleveland Clinic

Ramez Islambouli
President, Uqbah Mosque Foundation

Gregg Levine
Board Member, Gay Games 9

Monyka Price
Chief of Education, City of Cleveland

Cecilia Render
Executive Director, Nordson Corporation Foundation

Youth Sing Out
See photos from the 2015 Youth Sing Out Middle School and High School Finals.

Clint Holley
Owner, Well Made Music

MC Humble G The Fiddla
Global Entertainment Violinist

Brent Kirby
Songwriter, Harvest Town Music

Rebecca Meiser
Cleveland Magazine

Jeff Niesel
Music Editor, Scene Magazine

Meredith Pangrace
Musician & Creative Director, Your Teen Magazine

Eric Sandy
Staff Writer, Scene Magazine

Greg Smith
Musician

Jason Weiner
Director of Development, Beck Center for the Arts

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  • Presented By:

    Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

  • Youth Speak Out Sponsors

    Nordson

    Dealer Tire

    Northeast Ohio Parent

    The Helen F. Stolier and Louis Stolier Family Foundation