25 Most Remarkable Teens in San Diego  

    Today’s youth are tomorrow's civic, political, spiritual, and economic leaders, heads of households, drivers of economic growth, and community renewal. The 25 Most Remarkable Teens in San Diego Program by the Office of the Primary Public Defender endeavors to increase youth pride, and a feeling of connectivity to the community, while identifying the untapped potential so they can ultimately make positive and informed life choices.

Presentations to the award recipients will be held in November of each year, wherein honorees will be recognized by elected officials in the presence of parents, nominators, school administrators, and community leaders.

Suggested Categories for nominees: 

  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Empowerment
  • Community Service
  • Courage to Overcome Adversity: Physical or mental limitation, Family situation, etc.
  • Creativity: Film making, Music, Art, Writing, etc.
  • Cultural Representation
  • Entrepreneur
  • Environmental Activism
  • Humanitarian
  • Innovation
  • Inventor
  • Journalism
  • Leadership
  • LGBTQ+ Activism
  • Mental Health Activist
  • Most Promising Teen (middle school student)
  • Non-Traditional Sports: Skating, Snowboarding, Surfing, etc.
  • Perseverance
  • Personal Adversity
  • Personal Determination
  • Public Health
  • Public Speaking Resilience
  • Social Conscience

All youth living in San Diego County ages 13-19 are eligible!

For further information, please email us at:  remarkableteens@sdcounty.ca.gov