$100,000 ESSAY CONTEST

for Northeast Ohio 6-12th Graders

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

Teachers! Get
Your Students
Involved

Winners
2018

Judges
2018

Complete Rules
& Guidelines

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.

Stop the Hate®

Photos from the 2017 Awards Ceremony coming soon.

2017 Youth Speak Out Judges
Antoinette M. Baker
MSM, PNC

Tai-Chi Chan
Lubrizol

Nupur Goel
2016 Stop the Hate® Youth Speak Out Grand Prize Winner

Diana Gueits
Cleveland Clinic

Eduardo Kim
Thompson Hine

George Koussa
Margaret W. Wong & Associates

Gregg Levine
Ratliff Taylor

Monyka Price
City of Cleveland

Cecilia Render
Nordson Corporation Foundation

2017 Youth Sing Out Judges

Sheffia Dooley Randall
Playhouse Square

Clint Holley
Well Made Music

Jeff Niesel
Scene Magazine

Tina Farmer
Voices of Imani

Lisa Vinciquerra
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  • 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